Auction 98, Lot 91

"Virginia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Mid Atlantic

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.7 inches
19.1 x 14.5 cm

Miniature version of Capt. John Smith's landmark map of 1612. This map was first introduced by Jansson into the Atlas Minor in 1628 and was revised here in 1648, evidently to replace a damaged plate. It presents a five view of the Chesapeake Bay region including present day Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The map is engraved with mountains, trees, rivers, and numerous Indian villages and decorated with a title cartouche, the English royal arms, a compass rose and strapwork distance scale cartouche. German text on verso.

References: Burden # 287.

Condition: A

Small stain at top, just entering border, else fine. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/6/2002

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