Auction 129, Lot 190

"Belgii Novi, Angliae Novae, et Partis Virginiae Novissima Delineatio", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid Atlantic

Period: 1694 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 17.3 inches
56.6 x 43.9 cm

This great map is one of the fundamental landmark maps of the seventeenth century. It was copied almost exactly on at least 27 later maps, and it formed the beginning of the famous Jansson-Visscher series. Compiled from numerous manuscript and printed sources, the map follows the general outline of Adriaen Block's chart of 1614 with the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain based on Champlain. Virtually all European settlements are depicted with several English settlements appearing for the first time. The map is lavishly embellished with engravings of local game and two large Indian villages, all derived from Blaeu. This is the third state with the added dedication to Gualthero de Raet with his coat of arms and the imprint of Valk and Schenk.

References: Burden #305; Fite & Freeman pp. 146-8; Tooley (Amer) p. 284, plt. #146.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color and very wide margins. At upper right in Nova Franciae Pars (New Brunswick) the green color has oxidized and has been reinforced on the verso to repair minor cracking.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 9/23/2009