Hispania Nova, 1597
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1597
- Wytfliet, Cornelius van (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Predecessor of Mercator's map of 1635 (MC 15). An area of central Mexico, coast to coast. Shows rivers which go to the coasts and a few settlements. Water bodies are stippled blue, the land area of Mexico is pale yellow, that of Florida is green. Bright colored small title carouche with birds, fruits, and a human head.
21.5 x 27.5 cm