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Auction 113, Lot 134

"Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1638 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.8 x 15.2 inches
50.3 x 38.6 cm
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Jansson's influential map of the eastern coast of North America covering from just south of Cape Fear to Nova Scotia. Jansson first issued this map in 1636 and based it on the less well known map of Johannes de Laet of 1630, but covering a slightly larger area. The map includes part of the Great Lakes labeled Grand Lac and Lac des Yroquois, an unnamed Lake Champlain, and a fictitious lake at the headwaters of the Delaware River. According to Karpinski the Grand Lac "is the first printed complete map of Lake Superior" although there is no evidence to support that and it is more likely Lake Huron. This is the first state with Dutch text on verso. The map is adorned with two decorative cartouches, ships, sea monsters and compass roses.

References: Burden #247; Cumming (SE) #39; Karpinski, p. 26, p. 31, & plt II; McCorkle #636.2.

Condition: B

Nice impression. Bit of text show-through and a couple of small abrasions in blank area of map, else very good.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,750

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 12/7/2005