Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Ludovicianae, N. Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae, et Pennsylvaniae nec non Insularum archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali, accurata Tabula exhibita a Ioh. Baptista Homanno, Noribergae, c. 1716-1724
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: c. 1716-1724
- Homann, Johann Baptist, 1664-1724 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Colorful -- major divisions in pink and yellow. Large b/w engraving off east coast shows European traders offering goods to natives at foot of mountains -- their ships in harbor in background. Map centers on the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, "Middle America." Taos is the most northern settlement in "Nova Mexico." Ships firing at each other in lower left corner.
46 x 55.7 cm