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Geographical, statistical, and historical map of Mexico [at top]. Mexico and Internal Provinces. Prepared from Humboldt's Map & other Documents by J. Finlayson. Engraved by Young & Delleker. No. 38, 1822

 Item
Identifier: MC 51
Mexico and internal provinces
Mexico and internal provinces
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

  • 1822

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer four

Materials Specific Details

Virtually identical to #51, but in poor condition. Text down either side of the map area describes the country's physical features. Mexico proper is well settled, apparently, and explored. North, in present Arizona, one finds quaint notes: "Yabipias Indians with long beards," "Unknown Country," etc. Coloration in the north is eccentric.

Dimensions

37 x 35.8 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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