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MAP #: 148J5

CARTOGRAPHER : JANSSON, JOHANNES [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1648

SHORT TITLE : VIRGINIA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (CARTOUCHE, TOP LEFT). "NOTAR EXPLICATIO." (ON DRAPES BELOW CARTOUCHE). ROYAL COAT OF ARMS TOPPED BY CROWN (TOP RIGHT CORNER). "VON VIRGINIA. 389" (IN LETTERPRESS ABOVE PLATE). SCALE (BOTTOM CENTER). COMPASS ROSE (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). THE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS (TOP RIGHT CORNER). THE REVERSE HAS TEXT IN TWO COLUMNS, SEPARATED BY A VERTICAL LINE, UNDER THE TITLE "VON VIRGINIA." THE CATCHWORD IS "AUFF". THE TEXT, EXCEPT FOR PROPER NAMES, IS SET IN ITALICS. THE PAGE # IS 390. LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1648
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : JAN JANSSON
LANGUAGE(S) : LA
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 14.6 X 19.4 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 18.1 X 23.6 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,950,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : MGC 12 = 3.0 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-537
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : SW015-NGE
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
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER'S VIRGINIA MAPS IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : VERNER DESCRIBES THIS AS DERIVATIVE 7 OF THE JOHN SMITH MAP OF 1612 (SEE MAP # 112S5). WHILE THE MAP DOES NOT CARRY THE TITLE, IT IS ONE OF THE "NOVA VIRGINIA TABULA" SERIES. THE MAP APPEARED FROM 1648 THROUGH 1656 IN G. MERCATOR'S ATLAS MINOR, DAS IST: EINE KURTZE JEDOCH GRUENDLICHE BESCHREIBUNG DER GANTZEN WELT IN ZWEY THEILE ABGETHEILT,,,, AMSTERDAM, BY JAN JANSSON. THE ATLAS APPEARED IN GERMAN IN 1648 AND 1651, IN LATIN IN 1648 AND 1656 AND IN DUTCH IN 1656. THIS WAS THE THIRD SERIES OF THE ATLAS MINOR. HENRY HONDIUS DIED IN 1638. IT IS UNKNOWN WHETHER THE PLATES WERE SOLD, BUT IF SO, NO SUBSEQUENT USE OF THE PLATES IS KNOWN. CERTAINLY THIS VIRGINIA MAP WAS FROM A NEW PLATE AND IS INFERIOR TO THE HONDIUS MAP (SEE MAP #118H5). THE 1648 AND 1651 EDITIONS OF THE ATLAS ARE IDENTICAL. THE 1656 EDITION MAY HAVE BEEN MADE FROM REMAINDER STOCK WITH A DIFFERENT TITLE PAGE.

DATA IS PRIMARILY FROM VERNER'S VARIOUS STUDIES CITED AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE APPARENTLY IS ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND THERE WERE NO PLATE CHANGES. THEREFORE ALL COPIES OF THE MAP CAN BE IDENTIFIED AS PLATE 1, STATE 1. ON THE REVERSE SIDE IN THE GERMAN EDITION IS TWO COLUMNS OF GERMAN TEXT, PAGE 390 AND THE CATCHWORD "AUFF".

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS MAP WITH FULL MARGINS IN THE GERMAN EDITION. THE IMPRESSION ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS SOMEWHAT FAINT.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF VIRGINIA IN MERCATOR'S LESSER ATLASES", IMAGO MUNDI, XVII, 1963, PP. 45-61; VERNER, COOLIE, SMITH'S VIRGINIA AND ITS DERIVATIVES, MCS # 45, MAP COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE, LONDON, 1968, P. 36; VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; SWEM, EARL G., MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, VOL. 7, NOS. 2 AND 3, RICHMOND, 1914, # 55; PHILLIPS, P.L., A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1909, # 461, 5940.

July 20, 1988


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