Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula. Auctore Nicolao Visscher. Lower left: "N.P. Berchem invent.", 1765
Identifier: MC 66
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.
- Visscher, Nicolao (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Two large hemispheres with continents and countries outlined in color: two small ones showing polar regions. All the rest in fine, deep colors: mythical scenes. Australia is called "Hollandia Nova." Drawings nearly identical to those of MC 76 by Ioanne à Loon.
46.2 x 55.2