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Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula, acute: Guiljelmo Blaeuw. Ja vanden Ende sculpsit., 1640

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Identifier: MC 69
Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula, auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw
Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula, auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw
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

  • 1640

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer five

Materials Specific Details

rectangular, countries bordered in colors. Oceans have ships, monsters. Two small hemispheres (inset) show polar regions. Borders: across bottom, pictures of the seven wonders of the world; top, seven largest planets, right side, four seasons, left side, four elements

Dimensions

40.8 x 54.4

Repository Details

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

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