Skip to main content

Typus orbis terrarum, as imitationem universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris. Cuius secundum tam veterum quam recentiorum supputationem 5400 militaria Germanica ambitus complectitur . . ., 1600

 Item
Identifier: MC 93
Typus orbis terrarum, ad imitationem universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris. Cuius secundum tam veterum quam recentiorum supputationem 5400 militaria Germanica ambitus complectitur...
Typus orbis terrarum, ad imitationem universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris. Cuius secundum tam veterum quam recentiorum supputationem 5400 militaria Germanica ambitus complectitur...
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

  • 1600

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer seven

Materials Specific Details

Picture of Christ at upper left. Chile is bulbous, "Terra Australis nonium cognita". Italy almost touches Greece. North America is quite blank. Oceans dark stipple, continents light and clea, with colored edges. One rectangle.

Dimensions

28.7 x 16.5 cm.

Creator

Repository Details

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

Contact:
TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-7108
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)