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Auction 99, Lot 123

"Virginia", Smith, John (Capt.)

Subject: Colonial Virginia

Period: 1819 (published)

Publication: Smith's General History of Virginia

Color: Black & White

16 x 12.4 inches
40.6 x 31.5 cm

A finely engraved early 19th century reproduction John Smith's famous map of Virginia. This was one of the most influential maps ever produced. It records the locations of numerous Indian villages. It is beautifully decorated with vignettes of Chief Powhatan, a warrior, coats of arms, a striking compass rose, a ship and sea monsters. The map is an extremely nice example, finely engraved on good quality paper and from an early southern publication. The original issue of John Smith's map sells in the range of $20,000.

References: Burden #164.

Condition: A

Slight uneven offsetting and professional, near invisible, repair of short binding tear.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 6/12/2002