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Mappemonde à l'usage du Roy, par Guillaume Delisle, Premier Geographe de S.M. A Amsterdam, chez Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier. Geographes. 1739. J. Condet S., 1739+

 Item
Identifier: MC 57
Mappemonde à l'usage du Roy, par Guillaume Delisle, Premier Geographe de S.M.
Mappemonde à l'usage du Roy, par Guillaume Delisle, Premier Geographe de S.M.

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.

Dates

  • 1739+

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

drawer 4

Materials Specific Details

Two hemispheres with yellow borders and color outlines on the continents. Northwest North America left open; shows 7 Great Lakes. Top has a "ribbon" decoration printed with title and authro; king's crest and crown in center. Right margin missing the top 22 cm.

Dimensions

42.4 x 64.7 cm

Repository Details

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

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