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Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio , 1570-1575

Identifier: MC 91
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio

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.


  • Creation: 1570-1575



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Bolt Street. Framed.

Materials Specific Details

Title cartouche and corner "fillers" deep royal blue, yellow, and rose. Two winged beasts on top of cartouche. Nova Guinea attached to the great southern/polar land mass. South America bulges to the west south of Peru, as does North America north of Mexico. Several sailing ships and a sea monster are showin in the ocean areas.


48.5 x 35 cm

Repository Details

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

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