Nova Virginiae Tabula. Willem BLAEU, after John Smith after Hondius.

Nova Virginiae Tabula

Amsterdam: Blaeu, [1638-1658]. Engraved map with good early hand-coloring, plate size 38cm x 49cm on 46cm x 57cm sheet, French text on verso. Published in Le Theatre du Monde between 1638 and 1658. The original plate was by Jodocus Hondius (ca 1620s) and is derived from John Smith’s map of Virginia of 1612. Upon Hondius’s death in 1629, Blaeu purchased the plate and the imprint was changed to reflect the new ownership. Blaeu used the map in virtually every edition of his atlas (Burden, The Mapping of North America, no.193, 2nd state).

Price: $3,500.00

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