Subscribe to be notified if similar examples become available.
Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta, primum ab Anglis. . .
Selling price: $12010
The earliest collectible map of Virginia and North Carolina and also the earliest to show and name the Chesapeake Bay.
Its numerous pictorial elements include English ships outside the Outer Banks and at the entrance of Chesapeake Bay, Indian canoes around the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, Indian figures, the royal arms of England, etc. With the motto of the British Order of the Garter ("Honi soit qui mal y pense").
Quinn describes the map as the most careful detailed piece of cartography for any part of North America to be made in the sixteenth century.
De Bry's Virginia come in three variations. This state (3) shows the town of Ehesepioc with the E erased, being replaced with a C, changing it to Chesepioc. A slight remnant of the E still remains, and the according to Philip Burden the extremely rare third state.
John White accompanied Sir Walter Raleigh on his 1585 expedition into Virginia and modern-day North Carolina. He assisted in selecting the location of the Roanoke Colony, later served as governor, and found the colony deserted in 1590 upon returning from England. He was the grandfather of Virginia Dare, the first child born to English colonists in America.
Reference: Quinn, Roanoke Voyages, 847-8: Burden, North America, 76 -State 3.
FAQ - Guarantee - Shipping
Buying in the Buy-it-Now Gallery
This item is available for immediate purchase when a "Add to Cart" or "Inquire Now" button is shown.
Items are sold in the EU margin scheme and include VAT. Exportation outside of the EU will reduce a 9% VAT from the invoice amount.
Payments are accepted in Euros or US Dollars.
Please have a look for more information about buying in the Buy-It-Now gallery or about bidding at auction.
Many answers are likely to find in the general help section.
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or create your virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
Add this item to Wish List
See my WishList here. [ Read More ]
We provide professional descriptions, condition report and HiBCoR rating (based on 40 years experience in the map business)
We fully guarantee the authenticity of items we sell. We provide a certificate of authenticity for each purchased item.
A flat shipping fee of € $ 30 is added to each shipment within Europe and North America. This covers : International Priority shipping, Packing and Insurance (up to the invoice amount).
Shipments to Asia are $ 40 and rest of the world $50
We charge only one shipping fee when you have been successful on multiple items or when you want to combine gallery and auction purchases.
Read More about invoicing and shipping
|High-Resolution Digital Image Download|
Paulus Swaen maintains an archive of most of our high-resolution rare maps, prints, posters and medieval manuscript scans.
We make them freely available for download and study.
Read more about free image download
In accordance with the EU Consumer Rights Directive and habitually reside in the European Union you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of a lot, without giving any reason.
The cancellation period will expire 14 calendar days from the day after the date on which you or a third party (other than the carrier and indicated by you) acquires, physical possession of the lot. To exercise the right to cancel you must inform Paulus Swaen Europe bv, which is offering to sell the lot either as an agent for the seller or as the owner of the lot, of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.