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Auction 168, Lot 172

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeastern United States

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

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. Latin text on verso.

References: Burden #155; Cumming (SE) #27; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9400:351.

Condition: A

An excellent impression with a hint of toning and a couple of small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/6/2018