Auction 137, Lot 217

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

This is a reduced version of Hondius' folio map of the same title. It was based on John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry. Numerous Indian villages are shown throughout and in the Apalacci Montes there is a notation concerning the presence of both gold and silver, and below lies the fictitious Lacus Dulcis, more commonly called Lake May. Decorated with strapwork scale of miles and title cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Burden #155; Cumming (SE) #27.

Condition: A

Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. The top margin is narrow, but still adequate for framing and there is some minor soil in the margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/14/2011