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North America, 1818

Identifier: MC 113

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.


  • 1818


From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Map of the North American continent. Shows the 1818 border with Canada, but not the 1819 Adams-Onis Treaty line with Mexico. Oregon labeled "New Albion." Washington is "New Georgia," Alaska is "Russian America," Canada is "British America." Borders in color -- done by hand? Indian tribal areas marked in the west. State boundaries in the U.S. not marked, but names show in the proper places.Framed.


34 x 26.6 cm


Repository Details

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

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