"Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic
Period: 1637 (published)
Publication: Appendix Novi Atlantis
Color: Hand Color
20 x 15.3 inches
50.8 x 38.9 cm
This is the first state of Jansson's influential map of the eastern coast of North America covering from just south of Cape Fear to Nova Scotia. The map is based on the less well-known map of Johannes de Laet of 1630, but covers a slightly larger area. The map includes part of the Great Lakes, labeled Grand Lac and Lac des Yroquois, an unnamed Lake Champlain, and a fictitious lake at the headwaters of the Delaware River. According to Karpinski, this "is the first printed complete map of Lake Superior" although there is no evidence to support that and Grand Lac is more likely Lake Huron. The map is adorned with two decorative cartouches, ships, sea monsters and compass roses. Latin text on verso.
References: Burden #247; Cumming (SE) #39; Karpinski, p. 26, p. 31, & plt. II; McCorkle #636.2.
There are a couple of professional repairs in the bottom, blank margin.