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l'Amérique méridionale divisée en ses principales parties scavoir LaTerre Ferme, Le Péru, Le Chili, Le Brésil, Le Paraguay, La Terre et les Isles Magellaniques . . . Par le Sr. Sanson . . . Presenté à Monsiegneur le Dauphin par . . . Hubert Jaillot, 1696

 Item
Identifier: MC 105
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

  • 1696

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

Elaborate title cartouche in the lower left corner -- birds and fruits below, "natives" above; the whole brightly colored. It is flanked by a similar map scale cartouche at lower right. The letter has a crowned figure in a hammock across its top. Map is browned as a result of having been mounted on plywood. The continent has the outline approximately as known today. 0⁰ Longitude goes up toward the Canary Islands, as was commom at this time. Framed.

Dimensions

54 x 87 cm.

Creator

Repository Details

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

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