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Totius orbis cogniti universalis descriptio. Cui etiam eandem orbis terrae delineationem, duorum circulorum capacitate, huius descriptionis mundi longitudinem documento admirantibus, adie cimus. , 1589

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Identifier: MC 26
Totius orbis cogniti universalis descriptio. Cui etiam eandem orbis terrae delineationem, duorum circulorum capacitate, huius descriptionis mundi longitudinem documento admirantibus, adiecimus
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

  • 1589

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

Long rectangle, North America stretched. South America has the bulging west coast. Regions outlined in color, sea is blue. Australis is a vast unknown. Two small hemispheres flank the title cartouche.

Dimensions

34.7 x 50.6 cm

Repository Details

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

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