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Hispania Nova (Mercator, cartographer), 1635

Identifier: MC 15
Hispania Nova
Hispania Nova

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.


  • 1635


From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

drawer one

Materials Specific Details

An early map of a small part of Mexico, the west coast between 18⁰ and 25⁰ N. Lat. Text on the verso is in English, placing the map 1633-1636, according to Tooley. Bright colored title and scale cartouches.


12.7 x 17.4 cm


Repository Details

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

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