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Nova Virginiae Tabula

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon; Smith, John; Hondius, Jodocus; Gryp, Dirck
Map; Online
[Amsterdam] : Ex Officina Guiljelmi Blaeuw, [1640?] (D. Grijp, Sculpt.)
Cartographic Info
Scale [1:1,200,000]. "Militaria Germanica communia 15 pro Uno gradu."
1 map : col. ; 35 x 46 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 along right border at the center; royal coat of arms to the left of it.
  • Cartouches: title at top center; scale and publisher statement at bottom center; "Notarum explicatio" above Indian figure.
  • Inset: "Status Regis Powatan" in upper left corner.
  • Possibly from Blaeu's Theatre du monde, Amsterdam, 1640. Text on verso of map is in French, Signature I, with catchword "cons."
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: G3880 1640 .B5: Pencilled on map, "Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1656." Paul Mellon bequest, May 12, 2000.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Area Table 755 1630 Blaue 1640: Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.
Cited in
Verner, C. Smith's Virginia and its derivatives, derivative 1, state 2, 1640?
Burden, Mapping of North America, 193.
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Area Table 755 1630 Blaeu 1640