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Auction 157, Lot 187

"Nova Virginiae Tabula", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

This delicately engraved map is a reduced version of John Smith's map of the Chesapeake Bay region. Despite its small size, it is filled with pictorial topography and towns with both English and Native names, including Jamestown (Iamestowne). A key appears in a delicate cartouche at top left. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere with his Latinized name appearing in the title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Burden #223; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9410:352A.1.

Condition: B+

Light toning with two minuscule wormholes along the top border only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/4/2016