Auction 136, Lot 191

"Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck Vocatur, Novae qz. Angliae & Partis Virginiae Accuratissima et Novissima Delineatio", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm

This finely engraved map is based on the influential Jansson-Visscher series. Geographically the map follows Jansson, including the placement of nearly every European settlement along the coastline and rivers. It covers the Eastern seaboard from just below the Chesapeake Bay to Pennobscot Bay. Most of the interior details appear sketchy and speculative and are occupied by large forests and wild animals. Many of the place names have been revised to reflect the loss of the Dutch colony to the British in 1664. While Nieuw Nederlandt still appears for the region, the city is named Nieu Jorck, the Dutch Fort Organie is named Albany, and Nieu Jarsey is now named. The unique decorative elements shows Native Americans in a variety of occupations.

References: Campbell (MCC-24) #21; McCorkle #671.1.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with lovely color. Trimmed to neatlines at sides and expertly remargined with a bit of the top right neatline in skilled facsimile.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 6/1/2011

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