A Map of North America by J. Palairet, with considerable alterations & improvements from D'Anville, Mitchell & Bellin by L. Delarochette. 1765. Printed for John Bowles . . . & Carrington Bowles in St. Paul's Churchyard, London., 1765
Identifier: MC 67
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.
- Palairet, Jean, 1697-1774 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
All southern colonies stretch west to the Mississippi. Northeast portioned off. "First meridian through Ferro Island." Northwest is unknown. Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean are well-known. Azores show at far right. Text gives fishing rights of the French people off the northeast coast.
46 x 56.7 cm