NOVA VIRGINIAE TABULA.

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Henricus Hondius


Nova Virginiae Tabula.

Handcolored copper plate engraving, 1630
15 x 19 3/8" (382 x 492 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for two small holes in the right margin due to ore deposits in the paper. Minor repairs along centerfold. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 673
Price: $3,950.00
Publisher :
This map, in the Jodocus Hondius version, (1618) was the first derivative of the highly important John Smith Map of Virginia of 1612 which was first to depict the bay and its tributaries with any accuracy. Jodocus Hondius first issued the map in 1618 but only small handful was printed. In 1629 Jodocus died and his widow, unbeknownst to his brother Henricus, sold the copper plate to firm of Willem Blaeu. Henricus had to re-engrave an entirely new plate which was issued in 1630. In the upper left corner is an image the great Indian chief Powhatan surrounded by his subjects. In the upper right is the British Royal Arms, below that is an image of an Indian warrior armed with a bow and war club.
This impression from a c.1647 German text edition of "Atlas Novus"
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