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La figure du mond universel. [Verso]: par laquelle est monstre en quelz lieux la terre est decouverte, & comme naturellement les trois principales parties . . . Le commencement du second livre te donnera plus ample exlication de toutes ces choses, c. 1550

Identifier: MC 64
La figure du mond universel
La figure du mond universel

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: c. 1550



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

drawer 5

Materials Specific Details

Ellipse, green oceans, white land, colored outlines. Sea monsters swim in the oceans. Faces with distended cheeks, blowing winds, appear in clouds around the ellipse. "munster woodcut 1550" French text on the verso. Signature, lower left corner.


26 x 38 cm

Cultural context

Repository Details

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

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