Auction 169, Lot 187

"Virginia et Florida", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

Size:
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, published between 1610-1621.

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

Condition: B+

There are two small wormholes in the ocean just to the left of "Mar," a few spots of foxing, and light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2018

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