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Carte générale de la Terre ou Mappe Monde avec Les Quatres Principaux sistèmes & les Figures des Sept Planets, le tout selon les Nouvelles Observations. Mis au jour par G. Danet, Gendre de N. de Fer avec Privilege du Roy. (Guillaume Danet?), 1729

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Identifier: MC 29
Carte generale de la terre ou mappe monde avec les quatres principaux sistèmes & les figures des sept planets, le tout selon les nouvelles observations, 1729
Carte generale de la terre ou mappe monde avec les quatres principaux sistèmes & les figures des sept planets, le tout selon les nouvelles observations, 1729

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This cartographic collection was the gift of the estate of the late Midland oilman, George T. Abell. Mr Abell was interested travel, geography, the geology of the petroleum industry, and the history of the Southwest and the maps reflect these as well as other subjects. The collection contains over a hundred maps which range in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Notably, the collection also contains a 1573 copy of Abraham Ortelius's Theatrvm orbis terrarvm, considered by some as the first modern atlas of the world. The collection includes maps of the world, the British Isles, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, The Western Hemisphere, and the United States.

Dates

  • 1729

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer 2

Materials Specific Details

Only color here is found as the outline of the various continents. Two hemispheres; a great deal of text above and below, with astronomical diagrams and discussion of distances. Australia called "Nouvelle Hollande"' "Terres Australes" seem sto include everything south of the Antarctic Circle.

Dimensions

48x 71+ cm

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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