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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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Hondius, Henricus
NOVA VIRGINIAE TABULA. AMSTERDAM: 1630 [1653]
Copperplate engraved map with hand-coloring (385 x 505 mm). Spanish text on verso; central fold reinforced.
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Provenance

Martayan Lan Augustyn, New York, 2004;
Vogel Collection no. 826.

Literature

Burden 228

Catalogue Note

The present is derived from John Smith's 1612 map of Virginia. It was the first to depict the Chesapeake Bay with accuracy and remained a standard cartographical reference for the area for most of the 17th century.  Part of the map's significance derives from the use of Native Americans' information to locate their own settlements - as noted by Maltese crosses. The figure in the upper right gazing towards the Bay is the chief Powhaten.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York