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Mappemonde: ou description du globe terrestre, dressée sur les mémoires les plus nouveaux et assujettie aux observations astronomiques, par le Sr. Robert de Vougondy, fils. À Paris: Ches les Srs Robert . . . Ante Boudet . . ., Avec Privilege 1752, 1752

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Identifier: MC 56
Mappemonde: ou description du globe terrestre, dressée sur les mémoires les plus nouveaux et assujettie aux observations astronomiques, par le Sr. Robert de Vougondy, fils. À Paris: ches les Srs Robert . . . ante Boudet . . . , avec privilege 1752.
Mappemonde: ou description du globe terrestre, dressée sur les mémoires les plus nouveaux et assujettie aux observations astronomiques, par le Sr. Robert de Vougondy, fils. À Paris: ches les Srs Robert . . . ante Boudet . . . , avec privilege 1752.
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

  • 1752

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

45.5 x 70.5 cm

Materials Specific Details

Two circles, continents outlined in color, tropics and polar circles shown. Northwest North America still left open. Colored pictures surround the title box at top. Cherubs decorate the printer box at the bottom. Has these names engraved: "C. Cochin filius delin." and "T.F. Tardieu sculp."

Dimensions

45.5 x 70.5 cm

Repository Details

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

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