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America Settentrionale, Colle Nuove Scoperte sin all'Anno 1688. Divisa nelle sue parti secondo lo Stato presente, e Descritta dal P. Mro Coronelli M.C. Cosmografo della Serenisma Repubca de Venezia., 1696

 Item
Identifier: MC 50
America Settentrionale, colle nuoue scoperte sin all' Anno 1688
America Settentrionale, colle nuoue scoperte sin all' Anno 1688
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

  • 1696

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

Drawer six

Materials Specific Details

Very colorful. Title cartouch has large scene of gods and goddesses of navigation (map, sundial, sun, etc.) at left and large maroon drape above. Scale cartouche at right encircled by drapes, ribbons, trees. California is an island with a large mountain ridge down its east side. Longitude 0⁰ goes through Iceland. Mississippi River has moved some 200 mi. west, so its mouth is near Kingsville, Texas. Ohio River has been pushed south. Various small scenic additions. . . All boundaries and coasts outlined in color. Fine condition. See also: Tooley. California as an Island. #57

Dimensions

59.6 x 87 cm

Repository Details

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

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