Auction 123, Lot 181

"d'Engelze Volkplanting in Virginie door Iohan Smith Bezogt en Verder Uytgeset", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

A well-engraved map of the Mid-Atlantic extending from Long Island to Cape Henry, with Breakelen (Brooklyn) named on Long Island. The map was derived from Capt. John Smith's map of 1612, the first to depict Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries with any accuracy. It is filled with primarily native names, but with a few Dutch and English ones scattered around. The decorative cartouche shows Smith being brought before Powhatan for judgment, showing English ships off the coast.

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Condition: B

A nice impression with attractive color. The top margin is trimmed, with some loss of neatline, with paper added to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/20/2008

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