Virginia. "Nova Virginiae tabula". Orig. copperplate engraving, W. J. Blaeu, 1630. Published by W. and J. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1640. Engraved by D. Grijp after captain J. Smith map. Orig. old colouring. 37,5:48 cm.
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Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Blaeu, Willem and Blaeu, Joan
Virginia. "Nova Virginiae tabula". Orig. copperplate engraving, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, 1630 from Latin edition of his 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - Atlas novus', 1640. Published by Willem and Joan Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1640. Engraved by D. Grijp after captain Smith map of Virginia. Orig. old colouring. With ornamental title-cartouche, another ornament. cartouche with the scale of map ("Miliaria Germanica communia 15 pro Uno gradu"), a cartouche with explanatory notes ("Notarum explicatio"), great coat of arms, a wind-rose, a depiction of an Indian and of "Satus Regis Powhatan" (Virginia Indian tribe). 37,5:48 cm (14 3/4 x 19 inch.).
Koeman II, map 9410:2.2, ed. 2:201 (1640-43 Latin); Burden 193, state 2. - The map is the first and most important derivative of John Smith's map of Virginia originally published in 1612. Oriented to the West.