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Mexico, Regia et Celebris Hispanae Novae Civitas . . . Cusco . . . , c. 1585

 Item
Identifier: MC 80
Mexico, regia et celebris hispanae novae civitas. Cusco, regni Peru in novo orbe caput
Mexico, regia et celebris hispanae novae civitas. Cusco, regni Peru in novo orbe caput

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.

Dates

  • c. 1585

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer six

Materials Specific Details

Stylized maps of the two cities, with people in the foreground. Strong colors, fine condition. Mexico City shown as a city in a lake with a large central plaza. Cusco has a large palace (?) at one side, with 3 concentric walls surrounding it. There are high walls around the other three sides of the city.

Dimensions

26 x 46.6 cm

Repository Details

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

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