Bowle's new one-sheet map of North America, divided into its provinces, colonies, states & c. by J. Palairet, Geographer; lately revised and improved with many additions, from d'Anville, Mitchell, & Bellin, by L. Delarochette . . . Printed for Bowles & Carver . . . London, c. 1791
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: c. 1791
- Palairet, Jean, 1697-1774 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
See MC 67. Major changes are in the northwest plains (Alberta, Sask., etc., in more detail), coast & mountains still unknown. Both maps have a box at lower right detailing ownership of the areas depicted. Color indicates U.S. ownership of Louisisana, but this could not have been true at the time. Vermont is listed as a state above the compass rose, placing the date at 1791 or later.
46 x 56 cm