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Auction 102, Lot 117

"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
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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.

Condition: A+

Expert repair of tiny fold separation, well away from map.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/5/2003