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MAP #: 133H5

CARTOGRAPHER : HONDIUS, HENRY [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1633

SHORT TITLE : NOVA VIRGINIAE TABULA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (CARTOUCHE, TOP CENTER)."AMSTELODAMI, EX OFFICINA HENRICI HONDII" (SCALE CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM CENTER). INSET PICTURE ENTITLED "STATUS REGIS POWHATAN" (TOP LEFT CORNER). SCALE (TOP OF SCALE CARTOUCHE). ROYAL COAT OF ARMS (TOP RIGHT CORNER SURROUNDED BY A GARTER WITH AN INSCRIBED MOTTO). STANDING SUSQUEHANNA INDIAN (BELOW COAT OF ARMS). "NOTAR EXPLICATIO" (TO LEFT OF COAT OF ARMS). COMPASS ROSE (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1633
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : HENRY HONDIUS
LANGUAGE(S) : LA
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 38.3 X 49.9 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 45.0 X 55.8 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,140,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : MGC 12 = 7.8 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-230 (ST. 1)
# 2 : G1399-327 (ST. 1 - REPRO)
# 3 : G1399-498 (ST. 2)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-U2 (ST. 1)
# 2 : B016-FGD (ST. 2)
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 PLASTERWORK (14)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 112S5, 118H5, 130B5, 180S5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER'S STUDIES ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : VERNER DESCRIBES THIS MAP AS STATE 1 OF DERIVATIVE #5 OF THE JOHN SMITH MAP OF 1612 (SEE MAP # 112S5). THIS IS AN EXACT COPY OF THE HONDIUS-BLAEU PLATE OF 1629 (SEE MAPS # 118H5 AND 130B5). THIS MAP APPEARED IN VARIOUS ATLASES FROM 1633 THROUGH 1710. IT INITIALLY WAS PUBLISHED IN MERCATOR, G. L'APPENDICE DE L'ATLAS..., A AMSTERDAM,CHEZ HENRY HONDIUS...A.D. 1633. JODOCUS HONDIUS ACQUIRED FROM MERCATOR'S HEIRS THE PLATES THAT FORMED THE NUCLEUS OF THE MERCATOR ATLAS. AFTER HONDIUS DIED IN 1612, HIS BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY JAN JANSSON, HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, JODOCUS HONDIUS JR. AND HENRICUS HONDIUS, BOTH SONS. THE SONS LATER BRANCHED OUT ON THEIR OWN. HENRICUS DIED IN 1638.

IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER IS THE INSET OF AN INDIAN HOUSE WITH THE LEGEND "STATUS REGIS POWHATAN". ON THE INSIDE OF THE RIGHT BORDER AT THE CENTER IS THE STANDING FIGURE OF AN INDIAN. NEAR THE TOP RIGHT CORNER IS A LARGE COAT OF ARMS SURMOUNTED BY A CROWN AND CIRCLED BY THE SYMBOL OF THE GARTER WITH A MOTTO INSCRIBED. TO THE LEFT OF THIS IS A SMALL CARTOUCHE CONTAINING A "NOTAR EXPLICATIO".

THIS IS A BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED AND DECORATIVE MAP.

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

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE SAME PLATE WAS USED IN ALL EDITIONS OF THE MERCATOR-HONDIUS ATLAS PUBLISHED FROM 1633 TO 1666 IN FRENCH, LATIN, GERMAN, DUTCH, ENGLISH, AND SPANISH. THE PLATE AS ALTERED IN STATE 2 WAS ALSO USED BY SCHENK AND VALK FROM 1680 TO 1710.

STATE 1 - (1633-1666) - THE COPY DESCRIBED IS STATE 1. VERNER IN MCS # 45, P. 34 GIVES THE SIGNATURES, PAGE # AND CATCHWORDS ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS DATED ATLASES.

STATE 2 - (1680-1710) - THE ORIGINAL IMPRINT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO READ: AMSTELODAMI, EX OFFICINA APUD (BRACE) PET: SCHENK, ET VALK. C. PRIV:.IN ADDITION LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE LINES CROSSING THE MAP HAVE BEEN ADDED AS WELL AS A DOTTED LINE INDICATING THE BOUNDARY OF VIRGINIA. SEE MAP # 180S5.

DATA IS FROM VERNER, COOLIE, MCS # 45.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE COPY OF STATE 1 IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION IS FROM EITHER THE 1636 OR THE 1638 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ATLAS. THE SIGNATURE IS "9.Q", THE PAGE # IS "437", AND THE CATCHWORD IS "HURT". BOTH ATLAS EDITIONS APPARENTLY USED THE SAME TEXT ON THE REVERSE SIDE. THE HFC COPY HAS SOME COLOR IN THE CARTOUCHES AND MOUNTAIN SYMBOLS. IN ADDITION, HFC HAS A FULL SIZE REPRODUCTION OF THE L.C. COPY THAT WAS PRINTED IN 1642. IT HAS A MDHR # OF G1399- 327(REPRO). HFC ALSO HAS A COPY OF STATE 2. THE GEOGRAPHICAL PART WITHIN THE VIRGINIA DOTTED BOUNDARY IS IN FULL COLOR. THE REMAINDER, EXCEPT FOR THE BORDER, IS IN BLACK AND WHITE. THE MAP HAS AN HFC ACQ. # OF B016-FGD AND A MDHR # OF G1399-498.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, SMITH'S VIRGINIA AND ITS DERIVATIVES, MCS #45, MAP COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE, LONDON, 1968, PP. 33-34; VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES", IMAGO MUNDI XVII, AMSTERDAM, 1963, PP. 45-61; VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; PHILLIPS, P.L., A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1901, P. 977; KEUNIG # 272 (NOT SEEN); ASHER, G.M., A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAY ON THE DUTCH BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS RELATING TO NEW=NETHERLAND..., FREDERIK MULLER, 1854-67, # 22.

July 19, 1988


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