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Map of Texas, compiled from surveys recorded in the Land Office of Texas, and other official surveys, by John Arrowsmith . . . "Recognized as an Independent State by Great Britain, 16th Nov. 1840", 1841

Identifier: Jarvis Papers

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.


  • 1841



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Counties not partitioned, but names as then in use are shown. Major physical features shown. High Plains carry legend: "This tract of country explored by LeGrand in 1833 is naturally fertile, well wooded & with a fair proportion of water." Inset maps at lower corners show Galveston Bay and the SW part of North America


58.5 x 50.6 cm

Repository Details

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

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