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America. Published 1st July by Robt. Laurie & Jas. A. Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street, London, 1812

 Item
Identifier: MC 78
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

  • 1812

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer six

Materials Specific Details

Large, green-tinted seas surround the two continents, which are shown in colors. Mountains well delineated on both. Greenland/Baffins Bay left unfinished (unknown?). Well detailed where explored. West of Panama, note: "Great South Sea of the Spaniards."

Dimensions

77.5 x 58.6 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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