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HONDIUS,H. - Nova Virginiae Tabula

HONDIUS,H. - Nova Virginiae Tabula
Nova Virginiae Tabula - HONDIUS,H.
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Title : Nova Virginiae Tabula.
Map maker : HONDIUS,H..
Date : Amsterdam ca. 1630-1631.
Size : 15.0 x 19.6 inches. / 38.2 x 49.9 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :NO TEXT ON VERSO: From the rare Atlantis Appendix of 1630 and 1631.
One of the most important maps of the Chesapeake Bay region, credited with disseminating knowledge of the English settlement in Virginia throughout Europe in the 17th century.
The map is a derivative of Capt. John Smith's map of 1612, which was the first to depict the bay and its tributaries with any accuracy.
In the upper left corner is an engraving of the great Indian chief Powhatan seated on his throne and surrounded by his subjects.
A Susquehanna chief is depicted on the right under a coat of arms and cartouche. It is the only Smith derivative to bear an Indian facing the Chesapeake Bay.
This is Henricus' version of 1630 based on the map drawn by Jodocus Hondius Jr., when the entire set of copperplates was sold to Blaeu.
Compass rose in the lower left corner.
No text on verso.
Burden 228.
Condition : Light browning of the paper. Very good impression. Overall good condition.

ID: 23563

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