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Geographical, statistical, and historical map of America. Engraved by Young & Delleker, [1826]

 Item
Identifier: MC 50
Geographical, statistical, and historical map of America
Geographical, statistical, and historical map of America
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

  • [1826]

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer 4

Materials Specific Details

Side-by-side maps of the two continents. North American outline accurate, but Rocky Mountains shown as just 1 thin line, probably east of the main location. South America much better known. Rivers and a few cities shown. Considerable text down the sides and across the lower third of the sheet. After Lewis & Clark exploration, after the 1820 census.

Dimensions

21.5 x 38 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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