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Publisher: MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J.
Title: Virginiae item et Floridae. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1630
   
Size: 13.4 x 19.1 inches.
34.0 x 48.5 cm.
Coloring:

Coloured.
Condition: A good and strong impression. Paper slightly age-toned and spotted. Repair of a tear in lower part of center fold. Latin text on verso.
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Cummings describes it as one of the most beautifully executed maps ever made of the Southeast. In detail and in general conception it surpasses all earlier maps of the region . It was first published in 1606. Hondius drew on various sources for his map: John White's map which was the first to present Virginia on its own: Le Moyne, who drew not only on the information of the French explorers, but also on the Indians which was, at times, notoriously unreliable. He also drew on Ortelius and Wytfliet.
This cartographic compromise led to the continuation of some misconceptions: the north westerly flow of the River May and the placing of a great lake at its source was a mistake that was to last for well over one hundred years. Many European cartographers followed this map, sometimes increasing its errors without adding to its good qualities.
Reference: Koeman/Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, 9400:1A



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