"Nova Virginiae Tabula", Montanus/Ogilby
Subject: Colonial Virginia
Period: 1671 (circa)
Publication: An Accurate Description and Complete History of America
Color: Black & White
13.7 x 11.5 inches
34.8 x 29.2 cm
This is a very attractive map based on the Hondius/Blaeu version of John Smith's prototype of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. It is beautifully engraved with mountains, rivers, and forests. The map provides a wealth of information concerning the Indian villages in the region. The title and distance scale cartouches feature putti and a scene at upper right features Native Americans with some very interesting exotic animals.
References: Tooley (Amer) p.168-9, plt. 77; Goss (NA) #38.
Expert repair of tiny fold separation, well away from map.