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North America, published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (J.&C. Walker, Engr.; Chapman and Hall, pub.), 1843

 Item
Identifier: MC 34
North America, published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
North America, published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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

  • 1843

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

drawer 7

Materials Specific Details

Texas shown as independent. Canada = British America. U.S.-Canadian border goes west to the Rocky Mts., stops. West coast now rather well charted. State borders within the U.S. faintly marked with dash-lines. Major cities shown, but unobtrusively. Mainly cream with black shadings, a little color for outlines.

Dimensions

37 x 29 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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