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America sive India Nova, ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Universalis imitationem in compendium redacta. Per Michaelem Mercatorem Duysburgensem, 1602

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Identifier: MC 75
America sive India Nova, ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Universalis imitationem in compendium redacta. Per Michaelem Mercatorem Duysburgensem
America sive India Nova, ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Universalis imitationem in compendium redacta. Per Michaelem Mercatorem Duysburgensem
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

  • 1602

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

Beautiful colors. A fancy, wide scroll border includes four 9 cm circles, 3 of which show details of Caribbean areas and the fourth contains the title. Chile has the characteristic bulge. The coastal areas of the southern continent well documented. Australia goes north to the Tropic of Capricorn, but marked "nondum cognita." Northwest North America is a vast blank.

Dimensions

36.3 x 45.8 cm

Repository Details

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

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