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Spanish North America. Below border: "Drawn and Engraved for Thomsons New General Atlas (Thomson, John & Co., pub), 1814

Identifier: MC 54
Spanish North America
Spanish North America

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.


  • 1814


From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer four

Materials Specific Details

Map area nort to 40° lat., east to Mississippi River, south to Guatemala, west coast to approximately Los Angeles. Regions shown by large blocks of color. Physical features shown by shading. Arkansas River and southern part of Missouri River valleys well detailed. Western areas have few settlements.


49 x 60 cm.


Repository Details

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

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