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Nova Virginiae tabula

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Description
1 map : col. ; 35 x 46 cm.
Mathematical info
Scale [1:1,200,000]. "Militaria Germanica communia 15 pro Uno gradu."
Published
[Amsterdam] : Ex Officina Guiljelmi Blaeuw, [1640?] (D. Grijp, Sculpt.)
Notes
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."
Cited in
Verner, C. Smith's Virginia and its derivatives, derivative 1, state 2, 1640?
Burden, Mapping of North America, 193.
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.
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