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A new map of the world, from the latest observations. Revised by I. Senex. Most humbly inscribed to His Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales, 1721?

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Identifier: MC 40
A new map of the world, from the latest observations. Revised by I. Senex. Most humbly inscribed to His Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales
A new map of the world, from the latest observations. Revised by I. Senex. Most humbly inscribed to His Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales

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

  • 1721?

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer 3

Materials Specific Details

Two main hemispheres, continents outlined in color. Shows "Tropick" (s) and sun path. Northwest North America left open. Four smaller hemispheres in corners show Earth projected on plane of the Equator (2), and projected on plane of London. Two other small circles show climate zones. There are bright colored pictures at the top.

Dimensions

42.4 x 53.6 cm

Repository Details

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

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