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Auction 109, Lot 115

"Belgii Novi Angliae Novae, et Partis Virginiae", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1694 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 17.2 inches
51.3 x 43.7 cm

This great map is one of the fundamental landmark maps of the seventeenth century. It was copied almost exactly on at least twenty-seven later maps, and it formed the beginning of the famous Jansson-Visscher series. Compiled from numerous manuscript and printed sources, the map follows the general outline of Adriaen Block's chart of 1614 with the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain based on Champlain. Virtually all European settlements are depicted with several English settlements appearing for the first time on this map. The map is lavishly embellished with engravings of local game and two large Indian villages, all derived from Blaeu. This is the third state with the added dedication to Gualthero de Raet with his coat of arms and the imprint of Valk and Schenk. No text on verso. RESERVE $4500.

References: Burden #305; Fite & Freeman pp. 146-8; Tooley (Amer) p. 284, plt. #146.

Condition: B

Lovely original color with slight oxidation but no paper damage. Light toning on centerfold, else excellent.

Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500


Closed on 12/1/2004