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Auction 156, Lot 184

"Virginia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor...

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.8 inches
19.3 x 14.7 cm
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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. This is the 7th Derivative of the John Smith map. German text on verso.

References: Burden #287; Tooley (Amer) p. 168, #75; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9410:352B.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with faint show-through of text on verso and minor toning along edges of sheet. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/17/2016