Auction 141, Lot 170

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.2 x 5.8 inches
18.3 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. This is from the only German edition of Hondius' Atlas Minor, with German text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Marginal soiling and faint text show-through.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/5/2012

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