ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DERIVATIVES OF SMITH’S VIRGINIA
Nova Virginiae Tabula. From De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld…
Black and white copper-engraving, 11-1/2” x 14”. Lightly toned, very minor marginal tears, lower right corner re-attached, overall, good condition.
This is one of the most attractive derivatives of Capt. John Smith’s Virginia, 1612.
The geography is based on state one of the Smith, through Jodocus Hondius’s 1618 map. But Montanus has completely updated the title cartouche and other embellishments, with cherubs, and oddly enough, llamas and goats. The map was also included in John Ogilby’s America, 1671, printed without alteration from the same plate.
Burden, The Mapping of North America, 412; Verner, The Printed Maps of Virginia: 1590 to 1800, 286.
Inventory No. 8653