Maris Pacifici, quod vulgo Mar del Zur cum regionibus circumiacentibus insulisque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descriptio. [Below, in frame]: Genio et ingenio nobili Dn. Nicolao Roccoxio, 1589
Identifier: MC 73
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.
- Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Two continents: Americae septemtrionalior Pars; Americae meridionalior Pars. Australia a vast unknown, many small islands off the coast of asia, northwest of Nova Guinea; the Solomon Islands are on the east of N.G. Large ship in mid-ocean firing guns, sailors on the deck, winged figure on bowsprit. latin text on the verso.
33.3 x 48.8 cm