"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Colonial Southeast United States
Period: 1635 (circa)
Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
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. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.
References: Burden #155; Cumming (SE) #27; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9400:351.
A crisp impression with minor show-through of text on verso, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and marginal toning.