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Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory [Oklahoma]. By Prof. H.D. Rogers & A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1857

 Item
Identifier: MC 85
Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
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

  • 1857

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

Kansas, here, includes a large part of Colorado. For the first time, Indian Territory [now Oklahoma] has a western panhandle. Proposed railway routes to the Pacific are shown. Map is taken from an Atlas of the U.S. and is no. 12. Physical features are shown, with notes about the area. Paper is yellowed and the territories' boundaries are outlined in color.

Dimensions

30.6 x 39 cm

Repository Details

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

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