The western coast of Louisiana and the coast of New Leon. By Thos. Jefferys Geographer to His Majesty. London, printed for Robt. Sayer . . ., 1775
Identifier: MC 96
Scope and Contents
From the Collection: 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.
- Jefferys, Thomas (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
New Kingdom of Leon is Texas. The map shows the coast, with rivers coming from the interior: "Vast plains which are a continual savanna intermix'd with Woods and full of Wild Beeves, They are inhabited by the Canokosses, Caouaches, Quelameloueches, Teaos and several other Tribes of wandering Indians." Across bottom: Longitude West from London. Across top: Longitude West from Ferro. Deep ivory color with black ink.
46 x 61 cm. .