Auction 134, Lot 172

"Virginia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.6 inches
19.1 x 14.2 cm

This miniature version of Capt. John Smith's landmark map of 1612 was first introduced by Jansson into the Atlas Minor in 1628 and was revised here in 1648, evidently to replace a damaged plate. It presents a fine view of the Chesapeake Bay region including present day Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The map is engraved with mountains, trees, rivers, and numerous Indian villages and decorated with a title cartouche, the English royal arms, a compass rose and strapwork distance scale cartouche. German text on verso.

References: Burden #287.

Condition: A+

Some minor cockling in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/1/2010