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Auction 118, Lot 243

"Nova Virginiae Tabula", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld…

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.3 inches
35.1 x 28.7 cm

This is a very attractive map based on the Hondius/Blaeu version of John Smith's prototype map of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. It is beautifully engraved with mountains, rivers, and forests. The map provides a wealth of information concerning the Indian villages in the region. The title and distance scale cartouches feature putti and a scene at upper right features Native Americans with some very interesting and exotic animals.

References: Tooley (Amer) p.168-9, plt. 77; Goss (NA) #38.

Condition: A

Very nice impression and wide margins. A small amount of the lower right corner margin has been replaced, not affecting map.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 3/6/2007