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MAP #: 130J5

CARTOGRAPHER : JANSSON, JOHANNES

DATE: 1630

SHORT TITLE : NOVA VIRGINIAE TABVLA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (CARTOUCHE, TOP RIGHT CORNER). "NOTARUM EXPLICATIO" (TOP LEFT CORNER). "DESCRIPTION DE LA NOUVELLE VIRGIN. 47."(LETTERPRESS ABOVE PLATE). "PETRUS KAERIUS CALAVIT" (UNDER CARTOUCHE IN SCRIPT). SCALE (BELOW TITLE IN CARTOUCHE). LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1630
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : JOHANNES CLOPPENBURGUS
LANGUAGE(S) : FR
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 18.3 X 25.4 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 21.3 X 28.3 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,300,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : MGC 12 = 3.8 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-11
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N022-U2
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 : AUGMENTED LINE FRAME (3)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 112S5,128S5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER'S STUDIES ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS VERNER'S STATE 1 OF THE 4TH DERIVATIVE OF THE JOHN SMITH MAP OF 1612 (SEE MAP # 112S5). IT WAS PUBLISHED IN THREE STATES BETWEEN 1630 AND 1738 IN FRENCH AND LATIN. THE ATLAS IN WHICH IT APPEARED IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE OBLONG-MERCATOR ATLAS, SINCE IT IS AN OBLONG OCTAVO WITH A TITLE SIMILAR TO THE FOLIO ATLAS OF THE SAME YEAR, BUT WITH ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PLATES. THE IMPRINT OF THE FIRST THREE EDITIONS IS THAT OF JOHANNES CLOPPENBURGUS AS PUBLISHER. VERNER SUGGESTS THAT, WHILE THERE IS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT, THIS ATLAS WAS PROBABLY AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONDIUS-JANSSON FIRM. THE FIRST EDITION (FRENCH) OF THE OBLONG ATLAS IN 1630 CONTAINED AN APPENDIX OF 47 PAGES INCLUDING 30 MAPS. THIS MAP, ENGRAVED BY PIETER VAN DEN KEERE (PETRUS KAERIUS), BROTHER-IN-LAW OF JANSSON, WAS INCLUDED. THE PLATE FOR THE MAP WAS PROBABLY ENGRAVED BETWEEN 1628 AND 1630 WHICH WOULD INDICATE THAT THE MAIN BODY OF THE ATLAS WAS IN STANDNG TYPE FOR SOME TIME BEFORE IT WAS PUBLISHED, OTHERWISE THE MATERIAL IN THE APPENDIX WOULD HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACES IN THE VOLUME ITSELF. THE SECOND OR LATIN EDITION OF 1632 WAS SET IN TYPE LATER AND THE APPENDIX PROPERLY DISTRIBUTED. THE 1636 FRENCH EDITION WAS PRINTED FROM THE SAME TYPE AND MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED FROM REMAINDER STOCK OF PRINTED SHEETS FROM THE 1630 EDITION WITH THE TITLE PAGE AND PREFACE DATES ALTERED. EDITIONS IN 1673 AND 1676 WERE PUBLISHED BY A SON-IN-LAW OF JANSSON, JOHANNES JANSSON WAESBERGE. THE PLATES LATER APPEARED IN ATLASES IN 1734 AND CA. 1738 BY HENRI DU SAUZET IN AMSTERDAM.

THIS PLATE OF NOVA VIRGINIAE TABVLA IS QUITE INFERIOR IN WORKMANSHIP TO THE PLATE BY THE SAME NAME IN THE SECOND SERIES OF ATLAS MINOR (SEE MAP # 128M5). THIS IS A REDUCED SIZE COPY OF THE FOLIO MAP OF THE SAME TITLE, ALTHOUGH THIS PLATE WAS PUBLISHED BEFORE THE FOLIO MAP. THE BLEAU PLATE WAS PROBABLY MADE FIRST, WITH THIS PLATE A COPY EVEN THOUGH IT WAS PRINTED FIRST.

DATA IS FROM COOLIE VERNER, MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES, IMAGO MUNDI, 1963, PP. 45-61 AND FROM HIS [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE IS ONLY ONE KNOWN EDITION OF THIS MAP, ALTHOUGH MINOR PLATE CHANGES SUGGEST THAT THERE WERE THREE STATES PUBLISHED FROM 1630-1734.

STATE 1 - (1630) - FRENCH EDITION OF THE ATLAS. ABOVE PLATE IN LETTERPRESS IS THE HEADING DESCRIPTION DE LA NOUVELLE VIRGIN. 47. ON THE BACK ARE TWO POEMS WITH THE FIRST HEADED: AVLECTEVR.

- (1632) - LATIN EDITION. THE LETTERPRESS HEADING IS:NOVAE VIRGINIAE DESCRIPTIO 729. ON THE REVERSE IS A DOUBLE COLUMN LATIN TEXT WITH THE CATCHWORD "COLITUR".

- (1636) - EXACTLY LIKE 1630. ON THE REVERSE ARE TWO POEMS "AU LECTEUR" AND "AD LECTOREUR".

STATE 2 -(1673,6)- IN THIS STATE THE SHOT SILK OR MOIRE EFFECT USED TO DEPICT THE WATER AREA ON STATE 1 IS DELETED. NO MATERIAL IS ON THE REVERSE SIDE.

(1734) - USED IN DU SAUZETS ATLAS PARTATIF. THE REVERSE IS BLANK.

STATE 3 - (1738) - THE PLATE NUMBER 163 HAS BEEN ADDED WITHIN THE BORDER IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER.

DATA IS FROM COOLIE VERNER, MCS # 45, COOLIE VERNER, MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES AND HIS [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THE 1632 LATIN EDITION OF STATE 1. IN PEN AT THE UPPER LEFT, OUTSIDE THE BORDER, IS THE SIGNATURE OF FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE. THE WRITING CORRESPONDS TO THAT OF A LETTER SIGNED BY LEE IN HFC'S POSSESSION. VIRGINIA ABOVE THE PLATE IS SPELLED "VIRGINIEAE", NOT "VIRGINIAE" AS IN VERNER.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, SMITH'S VIRGINIA AND ITS DERIVATIVES, MCS # 45, MAP COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE, LONDON, 1968, PP. 32-33; VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES, IMAGO MUNDI, AMSTERDAM, 1963, PP. 45-61; VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; PHILLIPS, P.L., A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1909, # 440, 450; TIELE #749 (NOT SEEN). July 19, 1988


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