Bowles's New Pocket Map of the World, laid down from the latest observations and comprehending the New Discoveries to the present time, particularly those lately made in the Southern Seas by Byron, Wallis, Cook, Bougainville, and others. Printed for the Proprietor Carington Bowles . . . London, , 1780
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1780
- Bowles, Carrington, 1724-1793 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Two hemispheres, continents in color. Western Canada and Alaska appear. Corners have colored pictures depicting indigenous peoples of America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Compass rose at center bottom.
38.3 x 71.7 cm