Auction 132, Lot 171

"Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq regionum Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1641 (circa)

Publication: Newer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This lovely map of the Southeast extends from the southern part of Chesapeake Bay to northern Florida. This is the first state of Jansson's map, which is virtually identical to Blaeu's map of 1638. Cartographically it improves on the Hondius map of 1606, on which it was derived, with Chesapeake Bay correctly indicated as a large bay and the Carolinas and Georgian coasts depicted more accurately. The map presents the English and French colonial interests in the region as depicted by their respective royal arms. At the southern end of the Appalachians is a note concerning gold and silver mines. Richly decorated with a large cartouche flanked by Native Americans. The Atlantic Ocean contains two compass roses, three sailing ships and two aquatic putti holding the German scale of miles. German text on verso.

References: Burden #254; Cumming (SE) #42.

Condition: B+

There is some faint offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/2/2010

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