Mappa geographica Regionem Mexicanam Et Floridam; terrasque adjacentes ut et Anteriores Americae Insulas . . . Matthaei Seutteri, S. Caes. Et Reg. Cath. Maj. Geographi et Chalcographie Augustae Vindei. Lower border: "Tob: Con" Lotter Sculps." , after 1728
Scope and Contents
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: after 1728
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Two copies of the same map, MC 12 mint fresh, MC 21 age-darkened. Directly taken from Homann (MC 45) with a few changes: Homann's scene of natives and Europeans now shows in lower left corner in color, reduced in size and adjacent to ships firing on each other. Seutteri leaves the upper right ocean area quite open. He has corrected Homann's error which left out the "s" in Christophorum Columbum. Homann's title cartouche replaced by one giving the Scala Milliaria.
44 x 53.1 cm