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Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des Terres Andloises et des Isles Antilles, des Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississippi . . . Lower right, below border, date 30 Av. 1745 (Guillaume Del'Isle; C. Simonneau fecit), 1703

Identifier: MC 63

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.


  • 1703



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

46 x 63 cm

Materials Specific Details

Aged paper, color only for coastlines and political borders. French language. Related to MC 12, MC 21, MC 45 in this collection. No scenic additions. Scale cartouche at upper left, title carouche lower left. Later adaptations substitue "Ludovicianae" for "Floride."


46 x 63 cm

Repository Details

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

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