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Auction 99, Lot 117

"Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq regionum Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1649 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm

Lovely map of the Southeast extending from the southern part of Virginia to northern Florida. This is the first state of Jansson's map, which is virtually identical to Bleau's map of 1638. Cartographically it improves on the Hondius map of 1606, on which it was derived. The map depicts the English and French colonial interests in the region as depicted by their respective royal coats of arms and several new settlements are noted. At the southern end of the Appalachians is a note concerning gold and silver mines. Richly decorated with a large cartouche flanked by Native Americans, compass roses, and galleons. German text on verso.

References: Burden 254.

Condition: B

Original color with some offsetting.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,000


Closed on 6/12/2002