Americae, nova descriptio, per Nicolaum Visscher. Abraham Goos, sculpsit, 1633
Identifier: MC 72
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 continents in a rectangle, compressed vertically. Coasts well documented. At lower left, in a cartouche, is an Arctic polar projection showing "America Mexicana." Bright colors outline the land areas. The side borders depict natives in eight frames; top & bottom show explorers, with dates, and various cities, harbors, scenes, etc. Numerous ships and sea creatures.
44 x 56.4 cm