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Virginia by A. Montanus. 1671


Nova Virginiae Tabula.

€750  ($10500 / £645)
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Item Number:  25613
Category:  Antique maps > America > North America
References: Burden - 412 State 1

Old map of Virginia, by Arnoldus Montanus.

Oriented to the West.

Date of the first edition: 1671
Date of this map: 1671

Copper engraving
Size: 29 x 35.5cm (11.3 x 13.8 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Bottom margin trimmed to neatline.
Condition Rating: A
References: Burden, 412, State 1.

From: Montanus A. Die Unbekante Neue Welt, oder Beschreibung des Welt-teils Amerika. Amsterdam, 1673.

To depict the region of the Chesapeake Bay Arnoldus Montanus utilised the most dominant map of the region, that of John Smith, first published in 1612. It emulates more closely the version by Jodocus Hondius, 1618, later utilised by Blaeu. This is one of the more attractive derivatives. (Burden)