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A new Map of North Parts of North America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississippi, Canada and New France with ye Adjoining Territories of England and Spain . . . The projection of this map is called Mercator's . . . By H. Moll Geographer, 1720

 Item
Identifier: MC 33
A new map of north parts of North America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississippi, Canada and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain
A new map of north parts of North America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississippi, Canada and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain
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

  • 1720

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer 7

Materials Specific Details

This is based on a number of earlier maps, including de L'Isle's Louisiana/Mississippi River of 1718 --the relationship quite apparent. East of Mobile, it is quite different from de L'Isle. Great deal of explanatory text. Inset maps of Annapolis Royal Harbour and the New Orleans - Mobile area. Deep-colored inset scene: "The Indian Fort Sasquensahanok."

Dimensions

58.8 x 100 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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