Martayan Lan Augustyn, New York, 2004; Vogel Collection no. 826.
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.
Central fold reinforced, slightly toned, later hand-coloring. Not examined out of frame. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.