A new and exact map of the Dominons of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America, containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, and New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina . . ., 1715
Identifier: MC 86
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.
- Moll, Herman (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Dedicatory cartouche in lower center; large scenic addition shows Niagara Falls and a large group of beavers at work making a dam. The lower fourth has inset maps: Gulf of Mexico, Carolina, Charles-Town, and a map of North America. Large map shows the east coast from Quebec to northern Carolina, west to Lakes Erie and Huron. Quite good condition except stained where sections joined. Considerable text included.
100.2 x 61 cm