Auction 115, Lot 183

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1609 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

This is a reduced version of Hondius' folio map of the same title. It was based on John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry. Numerous Indian villages are shown throughout and in the Apalacci Montes there is a notation concerning the presence of both gold and silver. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches decorate. German text on verso.

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

Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/21/2006

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