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MAP #: 128J5

CARTOGRAPHER : JANSSON, JOHANNES [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1628

SHORT TITLE : NOVA VIRGINIAE TABVLA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : PETRUS KOERIUS COELAVIT.(CARTOUCHE,TOP RIGHT CORNER). "VIRGINIA & FLORIDA." AND "643" (LETTERPRESS ABOVE PLATE). "NOTARUM EXPLICATIO" (TOP LEFT CORNER). SCALE (BELOW CARTOUCHE). THERE IS LETTERPRESS ON THE REVERSE SIDE WITH A DOUBLE COLUMN OF LATIN TEXT, A PAGE NUMBER OF 64 AND THE CATCHWORD "NES". IN LATER ISSUES, THE MAP WAS UNCHANGED BUT THE LETTERPRESS MATERIAL WAS ALTERED. LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1628
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : JAN JANSSON
LANGUAGE(S) : LA
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 13.2 X 19.1 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 17.5 X 21.5 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,300,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : MGC 12 = 2.9 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-203
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-DUI
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF MD/CHESAPEAKE AS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : JOHN SMITH DERIVATIVE MAP (11)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : W IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE DRAPERY PANEL (6)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 112S5,118H5,130B5, 133H5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER'S STUDIES ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : ACCORDING TO VERNER, THIS IS THE SECOND DERIVATIVE OF THE JOHN SMITH MAP OF 1612 (SEE MAP # 112S5). THIS IS A REDUCED SIZE COPY, PROBABLY COPIED FROM THE J. HONDIUS MAP WHICH BLEAU PUBLISHED UNDER HIS OWN IMPRINT IN 1630. IT WAS THE FIRST USE OF THE MAP OF THIS TITLE BASED ON SMITH'S MAP OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. THE TWO FOLIO SIZE MAPS WITH THIS TITLE (SEE MAPS # 118H5 AND 133M5) WERE THE MOST POPULAR 17TH CENTURY REPRESENTATIONS OF VIRGINIA. THIS MAP APPEARED IN THE ATLAS ENTITLED ATLAS MINOR GERARDI MERCATORIS A I:HONDIO PLURIMIS ASENEIS TABULIS AUCTUR ET ILLUSTRATUS: DENUO RECOGNIT, ADDITISQUE NOVIS DELINEATIONIBUS EMENDATUS, FROM 1628 TO 1636, REPLACING VIRGINIA ET FLORIDA AS A MORE UP-TO-DATE REPRESENTATION.

DATA IS FROM VERNER, MCS # 45 AND FROM VERNER'S ARTICLE IN IMAGO MUNDI.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY ONE EDITION IS KNOWN AND THERE WERE NO CHANGES MADE TO THE PLATE DURING ITS USE FROM 1628 TO 1636. THERE WERE LETTERPRESS CHANGES IN THE TITLE ABOVE THE PLATE AT THE TOP CENTER, IN THE PAGE NUMBER AT THE TOP RIGHT CORNER AND IN THE COPY ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE MAP. EDITIONS WERE PUBLISHED IN LATIN, FRENCH, DUTCH, AND GERMAN.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF DATE OF ISSUE AND MAP DESCRIPTION, SEE A STUDY BY COOLIE VERNER ENTITLED "MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES", PUBLISHED IN IMAGO MUNDI XVII, 1963, PP. 45-61.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION IS FROM THE 1631 GERMAN EDITION OF THE ATLAS MINOR. IN LETTERPRESS ABOVE THE PLATE IS "VIRGINIA UND FLORIDA, 589". BELOW THE PLATE IS "EEEE 3". DOUBLE COLUMN GERMAN TEXT IS ON THE REVERSE SIDE WITH THE CATCHWORD "CASSIEN".

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, SMITH'S VIRGINIA AND ITS DERIVATIVES, MCS #45, MAP COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE, LONDON, 1968, P. 31; VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES", IMAGO MUNDI XVII, 1963, PP. 45-61; PHILLIPS, P.L., A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1909, # 437;VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; SWEM, EARL G., MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA..., VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, VOL. 7, NOS. 2 & 3, RICHMOND, 1914, # 21; TIELE # 747 (NOT SEEN); SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA J. SABIN & SONS, NEW YORK, 1870, # 47887.

July 19, 1988


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