Auction 159, Lot 193

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeastern United States

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Historia Mundi

Color: Black & White

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. This is from the English translation of Mercator's Atlas, with English text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and a few spots of foxing, primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2016