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Carte trés curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles et trés utiles non seulement sur les ports et îles de cette mer, mais aussy sur les principaux Pays de l'Amérique, tant Septentrionale que Meridionale, Avec les Noms & la Route des Voyageurs . . .[Chatelain-Guedeville], 1719

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Identifier: MC 92
Carte trés curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles et trés utiles non seulement sur les ports et îles de cette mer, mais aussy sur les principaux Pays de l'Amérique, tant Septentrionale que meridionale, avec les noms & la route des voyageurs . . . .
Carte trés curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles et trés utiles non seulement sur les ports et îles de cette mer, mais aussy sur les principaux Pays de l'Amérique, tant Septentrionale que meridionale, avec les noms & la route des voyageurs . . . .
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

  • 1719

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

Little round pictures of the 9 voyageurs, with identification, at top center. The whole is very colorful. There are many colored pictures across the bottom (interrupted by Cape Horn, Chile, and Argentina). At top left, a large scene with beavers making a dam, and Niagara Falls in the background. The Solomon Islands appear in mid-Pacific, with Guadalcanal very large. Various early voyages of discovery are traced across the ocean -- Magellan's in 1520 being the earliest, that of Guillaume Schouten and Jacob le Maire in 1616 important for their discovery of many islands.

Dimensions

78.5 x 140 cm.

Creator

Repository Details

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

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