Auction 116, Lot 168

"Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq regionum Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1653 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Lovely map of the Southeast extending from the southern part of Virginia to northern Florida. This is the first state of Jansson's map, which is virtually identical to Blaeu's map of 1638. Cartographically it improves on the Hondius map of 1606, on which it was derived. The map presents the English and French colonial interests in the region as depicted by their respective Royal arms. At the southern end of the Appalachians is a note concerning gold and silver mines. Richly decorated with a large cartouche flanked by Native Americans. The Atlantic Ocean contains two compass roses, three sailing ships and two winged children of the sea holding the German scale of miles. First state, without imprint, Spanish text on verso.

References: Burden #254; Cumming (SE) #42; Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9400:1B.

Condition: A

Faint show through of text, else near fine. Margins have been slightly trimmed but are still very ample.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/20/2006