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America nova, Tabula. Auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw , 1642

 Item
Identifier: MC 13
Americae nova, tabula
Americae nova, tabula
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.

Dates

  • 1642

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer one

Materials Specific Details

Bright and clear: seas mainly white, land masses in color. Chile has lost its bulge to the west. West coast of North America largely unknown. Many ships on the seas. Side borders show "natives" of nine regions. Across the top are nine ovals showing scenes -- cities, harbors, terrain.

Dimensions

40.6 x 54.8 cm

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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