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"A new general map of America. Drawn from several Accurate particular Maps and Charts, and regulated by Astronomical Observations, by [blank]" No. 138, 1747?

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Identifier: MC 90
A new general map of America. Drawn from several accurate particular maps and charts, and regulated by astronomical observations
A new general map of America. Drawn from several accurate particular maps and charts, and regulated by astronomical observations
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

  • 1747?

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

Bolt Street. Framed.

Materials Specific Details

West Coast of North America open above c. 43⁰ Known physical features shown & named. Very little color -- outlines of continents and shadings of mountains, etc. The title cartouch resembles an urn-shaped tombstone.

Dimensions

35 x 41.8 cm

Repository Details

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

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