Carte nouvelle de la Mer du Dus, Dressée par ordres des principaux Directeurs, et tirée des Mémoires les plus recens . . , 1740
Identifier: MC 36
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.
- Leth, Henry de (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Large map, with the Americas to the right of center -- regions in contrasting pastel colors. California is shown as an island. The coast of Asia shows at the left, and major islands extend southward. In the lower right corner, in an elaborate cartouche, there is a bright scene -- the Cape of Good Hope with wild animals likely to be encountered there. The coasts of Europe and Africa occupy the far right side. There are several framed insets of ports included; title information is given in three languages. 0⁰ Longitude pases through l'Isle de Fer in the Canaries.
57 x 93 cm.