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The United States of America, 1855?

Identifier: MC 108

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.


  • Creation: 1855?



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Two sheets marked no. 10 and No. 11, joined at the center. Quite brown as a result of having been mounted on wood. "Kansas" still includes much of Colorado. Utah includes Nevada, present Utah, and western Colorado; New Mexico includes Arizona. The whole northwest is split among Nebraska, Oregon, and Washington. Routs of various explorers are marked in the west. 0⁰ Longitude centered on Washington, D.C. Framed.


37.5 x 65 cm.

Repository Details

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

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