Auction 122, Lot 216

"Virginia et Florida", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1625 (published)

Publication: Purchas his Pilgrims

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

Handsome small map based on Hondius' folio map of the same name, with cartography from John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry. Features include numerous Indian villages throughout, in the Apalacci Montes there is a notation concerning the presence of both gold and silver, and the fictitious Lacus Dulcis is shown just below. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches decorate. Titled above Hondius his map of Florida, English text below; the page is 8 x 12".

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

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a strong sheet with a couple of faint stains.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/5/2007