Carte du Canada, ou de la Nouvelle France et des Découvertes qui y ont été faites . . . Par Guillaume Del'Isle . . . à Paris, 1703
Identifier: MC 39
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.
- L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Large title cartouche has been extended downward to include map scales of France and England. Eastern Canada, from Baffin's Bay South to Pennsylvania. Descriptions of discoveries in the West - a salt lake and "Rivere Morte" - which do not appear to have substantiated. Coasts and political divisions outlined in color. Cartouche boardered with bright colored pictures of people and animals. The "West" is a great blank.
48 x 63.2 cm