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Tabula novarum insularum, quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant, [1550]

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Identifier: MC 87
Tabula novarum insularum, quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant
Tabula novarum insularum, quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant
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

  • [1550]

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

Colorful map, the continents very distorted. South America compressed vertically, with a few indications of trees, mountains, and cannibals. North America quite sqeculative. The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico somewhat reasonable, but Hudson's Bay comes down to New York. India is placed where China and East Asia Actually are. The sea is blue, with wavy lines, and there is one sizable ship in the Pacific.

Dimensions

25.5 x 33.7 cm

Repository Details

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

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