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America Septentrionalis (Jannsson) , 1642

Identifier: MC 19
America Septentrionalis
America Septentrionalis

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.


  • Creation: 1642



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

drawer two

Materials Specific Details

Title cartouche has natives with spears, bows, arrows -- "tropical" clothing. The few known areas have rivers marked and named. Only Lac des Iroquois (Lake Ontario) of the Great Lakes appears. California is an island. The northwest 2/3 of the continent is a blank . . . The seas show a few ships and monsters. The Grand Banks are marked off Nova Scotia. A blank sign occupies a cartouch at lower left.


44.8 x 53.4 cm

Repository Details

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

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