"Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Colonial New England
Period: 1639-42 (published)
Publication: Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
Jansson's influential map of the eastern coast of North America covering from just south of Cape Fear to Nova Scotia. Jansson first issued this map in 1636 and based it on the less well know map of Johannes de Laet of 1630. The map includes part of the Great Lakes labeled Grand Lac and Lac des Yroquois, an unnamed Lake Champlain, and a fictitious lake at the headwaters of the Delaware River. According to Karpinski this "is the first printed complete map of Lake Superior". This is the uncommon first state. French text on verso. The map is adorned with two decorative cartouches, ships, sea monsters and compass roses.
References: Burden #247; Cumming (SE) #39; Karpinski, p. 26, p. 31, & plt II.
Lightly toned on centerfold with tissue reinforcing on verso.