Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi, dressée sur un grand nombre de Mémories entr'autres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire par Guillaume de L'Isle . . . À Amsterdam, chez Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier, 1740+
Identifier: MC 106
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.
- L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Inset, lower right, Mississippi delta and Mobile Bay. Includes routes of various explorers. Mounted on hardboard, stained quite yellow. Of the five Great Lakes, Ontario and Erie are Relatively accurate, the others are not. By moving a color outline following De Soto's rout northward to the Illinois River, France (La Louisiane) appears to own a great deal more of North America, including Florida. Framed.
43 x 58.3 cm