Auction 102, Lot 115

"Virginia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Virginia

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.6 inches
19.1 x 14.2 cm

A derivative of John Smith's landmark map of Virginia. This map replaced an earlier, nearly identical, map and appeared in the later editions of the Atlas Minor produced by Jansson. It presents a fine view of the Chesapeake Bay region including present day Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The map is engraved with mountains, trees, rivers, and numerous Indian villages and decorated with a title cartouche, the English royal arms, a compass rose and strapwork distance scale cartouche. German text on verso.

References: Burden #287.

Condition: A

Small worm tracks in blank margin.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/5/2003

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