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Publisher: MONTANUS, A. / OGILBY, J.
Title: Nova Virginia Tabula.
Published in: Amsterdam, J.Meurs, 1671
Size: 11.5 x 14.0 inches.
29.1 x 35.6 cm.

Condition: Paper slightly age-toned. In good condition. Dark imprint.
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A beautifully engraved map, derived from the highly influential map by Captain John Smith in 1612, showing Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding area. The decoration of this finely engraved map has in the upper right corner a Notarum on a small panel and surrounded by figures of animals including a lama and goats and two Indian figures.
The plate was prepared by J. Meurs for the Dutch edition of Arnoldus Montanus De Nieuwe en onbekende Weereld.. and than printed for Oglilby's America.. in 1671.

Where John Smith projected Virginia as being lush and green by his depictions of trees, the Nova Virginia Tabula gives the impression that Virginia is stark and mountainous. Hondius kept the West orientation, but altered the images on the map. Instead of the figures of Powhatan and the Susquehanna chief, the Nova Virginia Tabula illustrates two Indians of Brazilian descent looking at a llama, a goat, and a unicorn.
These images were used to support the claim that Virginia was located in the Indies, and therefore economically appealing for cash crops like sugarcane and citrus fruits.
Reference: Verner, Smith's Virginia, derivative 8, state 1. Stephenson, Richard W., and Marianne M. McKee. eds. Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development. Library of Virginia, 2000.

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MONTANUS, A. / OGILBY, J. - Nova Virginia Tabula.

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