(Title given in Dutch and French) Nouvelle Angleterre exactement décrite par la Capitaine Jean Smith dans ses Voyages faits en 1614 et 1615 . . . Nouvellement rendue publique par Pierre vander Aa, à Leide, c.1715
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: c.1715
- Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Title cartouche, lower right (brightly colored) shows Europeans from sailing vessels trading with natives. Cape Cod is shown as "Nieuw Hollant." Various hilly and forested areas shown. Includes part of Connecticut and extends northeast to Penobscot. Ornate engraved brown border. Framed.
14.5 x 22.5 cm