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America; divided into North and South, with their several subdivisions and the newsest discoveries. Pub. By Laurie & Whittle, May 12, 1794

 Item
Identifier: MC 107
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

  • May 12, 1794

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

0⁰ longitude meridian through the Isle of Ferro in the Canary Islands. Color outlines denote ownership of territories. Political boundaries eccentric/interesting/true? Great Lakes accurate, but west and northwest of them is uncharted territory. Map stained brown. Framed.

Dimensions

48.8 x 53 cm.

Creator

Repository Details

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

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