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Mitchell King atlas

Identifier: Mss 0091

Collection Overview

This collection of late seventeenth century maps of the world was printed and published by the Danckerts family in Amsterdam. This unique composite atlas has no index or title page. The endsheet contains the signature "Mitchell King, 1811" and the first map contains the signature "M. King, 1811". The maps are undated except for the last map "Tabula Indiae Orientalis" by de Wit and L'Huilier which is dated 1662. The compiling period of the atlas was determined to be between 1690 and 1695. Some of the maps have the privilege lettering that the Dankerts family was granted by the States of Holland and West Frisia on August 14, 1684.


  • Creation: 1662-1695


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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1 volume (1 atlas) : 31 maps : col. ; 52 x 62 cm

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Custodial History

Originally part of the Mitchell King library donated to the College of Charleston in 1862.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Mitchell King, 1862

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Inventory of the Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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