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Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula/auctore Ioanne à Loon. Serenissimo Potentissimoque Domino, Domino Carlo Secundo, Magnae Britannia, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regi, Defensori Fidei . . . , 1680+

 Item
Identifier: MC 76
Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula
Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula
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

  • 1680+

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer six

Materials Specific Details

Two spheres, the tropics of Cancer and capricorn in gold leaf; names of the continents in gold. Mythical scenes in color in the corners. Dedicatory cartouche at center bottom -- red rose and thistle banners held by lion and unicorn. Number "1" at lower right corner. drawings nearly identical to those of MC 66 by Visscher.

Dimensions

61 x 71 cm

Repository Details

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

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