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MAP #: 140B5

CARTOGRAPHER : BLAEU, WILLIAM JANSZOON [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1640

SHORT TITLE : VIRGINIAE PARTIS AUSTRALIS, ET FLORIDAE PARTIS ORIENTALIS.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : INTERJACENTIUMQ3 REGIONUM NOVA DESCRIPTIO. (CARTOUCHE, LEFT OF TOP CENTER, CARTOUCHE HAS 3 FIGURES ON EACH SIDE, STANDING ON A PLATFORM). SCALE (19 MILLIARIA GERMANICA COMMUNIA, BOTTOM RIGHT OF CENTER). COMPASS ROSES (LEFT OF SCALE AND CENTER RIGHT). THREE SAILING SHIPS ARE SHOWN IN THE "MAR DES NORT." THERE IS WRITING ON THE REVERSE SIDE (SEE VERNER'S NOTES FOR THE DATES, LANGUAGES, SIGNATURES, CATCHWORDS, PAGE #s, AND FOLIO #s APPLICABLE TO THE VARIOUS ATLASES IN WHICH IT APPEARED). THERE IS AN ERROR ON THE BOTTOM LONGITUDE SCALE, WITH "200" INSTEAD OF "300" ENGRAVED ON THE RIGHT. LONGITUDE EAST PROBABLY FROM FERRO (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1640
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : W.J. & J. BLAEU
LANGUAGE(S) : LAFR SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 38.6 X 50.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 51.0 X 59.7 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,280,000 SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 INCH = c.36 MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-563 HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : SW015-TTD
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL AREA MAP SIGNIFICANT TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : JOHN SMITH DERIVATIVE MAP (11)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS SHOWN BY DOTTEN LINE CARTOUCHE : AUGMENTED PLASTERWORK (16)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : UNSPECIFIED, BUT PROBABLY FROM FERRO (22)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 090W5
BEST INFO SOURCE : CUMMING & VERNER ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP OF THE AREA FROM VIRGINIA TO FLORIDA INCLUDES THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. CUMMING INDICATES THAT THIS MAP IS BASED ON THE MERCATOR MAP OF 1606, PUBLISHED BY HONDIUS, ENTITLED "VIRGINIAE ITEM ET FLORIDAE AMERICAE", IN GERARD MERCATOR'S ATLAS...AUCTUS AC ILLUSTRATUS A JUDOCO HONDIO, AMSTERDAM, 1606, No. 143. THE NORTHERN PART OF THE MERCATOR MAP WAS BASED ON THE JOHN WHITE MAP OF 1590 (SEE MAP # 090W5). THE MORE SOUTHERLY PART IS BASED ON THE LE MOYNE MAP OF 1591. THE BLAEU DERIVATIVE, DESCRIBED HEREIN, WAS SLIGHTLY LARGER AND INCORPORATED NEW GEOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS CHANGED FROM A SMALL BAY TO ITS PROPER SHAPE. "JAMES TOWN" IS ADDED AS ARE A NUMBER OF INDIAN NAMES. THE BLAEU MAP FIRST APPEARED IN W.J. AND J. BLAEU'S LE THEATRE DV MONDE OU NOVVEL ATLAS, AMSTERDAMI, 1640. SUBSEQUENT ATLASES HAVING THE MAP WERE ISSUED BY THE SAME PUBLISHERS THROUGH 1645 AND THEN BY J. BLAEU UP THROUGH 1667. F. DE WIT ALSO PUT OUT ATLASES WITH THE MAP THROUGH 1708. JAN JANSSON ISSUED A NEARLY IDENTICAL MAP IN 1641, BUT A DIFFERENT PLATE WAS USED. THE JANSSON DERIVATIVE WAS PUBLISHED IN HIS NIEUWEN ATLAS. DERDE DEEL: DES NIEUWEN ATLANTIS AENBANG. AMSTERDAMI, 1642-1644. THE MAP APPEARED IN MANY JANSSON ATLASES THROUGH 1675, AND THE PLATES WERE ALSO USED BY JOHN SELLER, CAREL ALLARD AND VALK AND SCHENK, UP THROUGH 1710.

DATA IS PRIMARILY FROM CUMMING.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE EDITION AND STATE DATA HAS NOT BEEN RESEARCHED. HOWEVER, CUMMING LISTS NUMEROUS ATLASES IN WHICH THIS MAP APPEARED. (SEE CUMMING, #41 PP. 137-138). VERNER'S [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA LIST THE DATES, LANGUAGES, SIGNATURES, CATCHWORDS, PAGE #s, AND FOLIO #s FOR THE VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS OF THIS MAP FROM 1640 TO 1667.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : HFC HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS MAP IN OUTLINE COLORING, WITH THE FIGURES SURROUNDING THE CARTOUCHE AND SCALE AND THE CARTOUCHE AND SCALE THEMSELVES IN FULL COLOR. THE COPY HAS WIDE MARGINS. THE RIGHT MARGIN HAS SOME WATERSTAINING. THE HFC COPY IS THE 1644 FRENCH VERSION, WITH A SIGNATURE OF "K" AND A CATCHWORD OF "CEUX". IT HAS A FOLIO # OF 10.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : KOEMAN,IR. C., ATLANTES NEERLANDICI, 5 VOLS. & INDEX, I, THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM LTD., AMSTERDAM, 1969, BL15(28), BL18(28); CUMMING, WILLIAM P., THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS, UNIVERSITY OF NORATH CAROLINA PRESS, CHAPEL HILL, 1962, # 41 (BLAEU), # 26 (MERCATOR-HONDIUS), # 42 (JANSSON), PLATE 26; PHILLIPS, P.L., A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1909, # 445 (1644), # 3421; PHILLIPS, P.L., A LIST OF MAPS RELATING TO AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1901, P. 978; MACPHERSON, P. XIV; VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA.

July 19, 1988


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