WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]
WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]
WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]
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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]

Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]

Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,875USD
(13 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

WHITE, JOHN

Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]


Full-sheet engraved map of Virginia (12 x 16 3/8 in.; 305 x 416 mm), engraved by de Bry after White. Minor repair at central fold, lower left corner worn, lower right corner defective with a small portion of border and ocean supplied in facsimile. Handsomely framed with UVIII Plexiglass.


"One of the most significant cartographical milestones in colonial North American history [and] the most accurate map drawn in the sixteenth century of any part of that continent" (Burden). This is also the first map with "Virginia' in its title and the first map to name the Chesapeake Bay; it was issued in the first part of de Bry's Great, or American, Voyages, Thomas Hariot's account of his expedition to Virginia. Third state, with the initial 'E' effaced and the correct 'C' added to 'Chesepiooc.'


REFERENCE:

Burden 76

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
WHITE, JOHN | Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa. [Frankfurt: Theodor de Bry, 1590 or later]
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