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Nova Virginiae Tabula.
Selling price: $1800
The Virginia was one of the first engraved as it appears in Janssonius' Atlas Appendix of 1630.
Attractively engraved it is the only Smith derivative to bear an Indian facing the Chesapeake Bay.
The map is, in part, famous for its depiction, upper left, of Chief Powhatan, waving his tobacco pipe, and seated, as the caption says, in state when Capt. John Smith was delivered to him prisoner.
Smith was unusual among early mapmakers in acknowledging the assistance of native American informants.
Maltese Crosses designate areas on the map based on this help.
Reference: Burden, America, 228, state 1.
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