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Bowles's New Pocket Map of the United States of America; the British Possessions of Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland with the French and Spanish Territories of Louisiana and Florida , 1784

Identifier: MC 109

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.


  • 1784



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

The area shown is basically that east of the Mississippi River -- "XIII United States" and "Reserved Country" belonging to the U.S., Canada and the fishing banks off the Atlantic Coast. The title cartouch has ladies on either side in bright gowns. Spelling of place names is phonetic and unusual. Indian tribal areas are marked, as are major physical features. The map is quite brown from having been mounted on wood. 0⁰ Longitude = London. Framed.


45.7 x 50 cm.

Repository Details

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

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