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Nova Virginiae Tabula

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon; Smith, John; Hondius, Jodocus; Gryp, Dirck
Map; Online
[Amsterdam] : Ex Officina Guiljelmi Blaeuw, [1630] (D. Grijp Sculpt.)
Cartographic Info
Scale [1:1,200,000]. "Militaria Germanica communia 15 pro Uno gradu."
1 map : col. ; 37 x 48 cm.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Based on John Smith's map of the Chesapeake Bay. "Copper plates for a number of maps made originally by Jodocus Hondius Jr. were purchased by [W.J.] Blaeu in 1629 and the imprints altered to reflect the new ownership"--Verner, Smith's Virginia and its derivatives, p. 30.
  • Longitude not shown; oriented with north towards the right.
  • Large standing figure of Indian (Susquehannock, facing away from the Bay)along right border at the center; royal coat of arms to the left of it.
  • Inset: "Status Regis Powhatan" in upper left corner.
  • Scale in strapwork box at bottom center; "Mare Virginicum" in lower left of map.
  • Cartouches: title at top center; scale and publisher statement at bottom center; "Notarum explicatio" above Indian figure.
  • Text on verso of map is in French, Signature CCCCCCCC, with catchword "canards."
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Area Table 755 1630 Blaeu 1635. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.
Cited in
Verner, C. Smith's Virginia and its derivatives, derivative 1, state 2.
Burden, Mapping of North America, 193.
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Area Table 755 1630 Blaeu 1635