Auction 112, Lot 183

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1609 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.2 x 5.8 inches
18.3 x 14.7 cm

Handsome small map based on the Hondius' folio map of the same name. Based on John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry. Numerous Indian villages throughout and in the Apalacci Montes there is a notation concerning the presence of both gold and silver. Decorated with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. German text on verso.

References: Burden #155; Cumming (SE) #27.

Condition: A

Dark impression. Damp stains and hinge remnants in blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/28/2005