"Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum, Nova Descriptio", Cloppenburg, Johannes
Subject: Colonial Southeastern United States
Period: 1734 (published)
Publication: Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
10 x 7.2 inches
25.4 x 18.3 cm
This uncommon map is one of four relating to North America that appeared in the reduced size Mercator/Hondius atlas by Cloppenburgh. Derived from the influential Jodocus Hondius map of the same name, Cloppenburgh closely followed the cartography but eliminated some of the decorative elements due to the smaller size. Hondius' map was compiled from two of the most important source maps of the early colonial period: John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida. Le Moyne's erroneous depiction of a large inland lake (Lacus aquae dulcis) from which the R. de May (St. John's River) flows in a southeasterly direction is shown at left. Chesapeake Bay, here called Chesepioock Sinus, and the area south towards C.S. Romano Hispanis are shown in their White delineations. The Indian villages of Paquiwok, Croatoan, and Wococon are named in the Outer Banks and several others along the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. An illustration of Virginian natives in a canoe (taken from De Bry) graces the Atlantic. This is the third state, with the cross-hatching in the sea removed and the number "264" added at top right. Blank verso. Published by Henri du Sauzet.
References: Burden #227; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9400:353.
An excellent impression on a bright sheet with a few tiny spots of foxing.