Nova Virginiae Tabula

HONDIUS, Henricus (1597-1651]

Published by Henry Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
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Engraving with contemporary hand-colouring. French text. Some minor browning and toning. Skilful repairs to left and right margins. "The first and most important derivative of John Smith's map of Virginia, originally published in 1612" (Burden) This is derivative 5, state 1, bearing the imprint of Henricus Hondius. Originally issued by Jodocus Hondius from 1618-1629, the map closely follows State 1 of Smith's Virginia of 1612, without longitude and the various names added in Smith's later states. Upon Hondius's death in 1629, Blaeu purchased the plates and the imprint was thereafter changed to reflect the new ownership. Blaeu used the map first in his Atlantic Appendix (1630) and afterwards in virtually every edition of his atlas. This example was issued with Mercator's L'Appendice de l'Atlas , Amsterdam, 1633. "Through the purchase of this plate by William Jansz. Blaeu in 1629 and its subsequent extensive publication for forty-two years, word of the English in Virginia became known throughout Europe. It is slightly larger than its parent, although more attractively engraved. Taken from the first state of Smith, it continues the coastlines where the former left them vague." (Burden 193) The map includes the council scene of Chief Powhatan in the upper left and the British Royal Coat of Arms in the upper right. The British were the first to establish a successful colony on the North American coast in defiance of the Spanish, who felt legally entitled to it, and this represents the moment when English speaking people began to prevail in America. Burden 193; Koeman I:71-5; Verner p. 166. Bookseller Inventory # 20861

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Title: Nova Virginiae Tabula

Publisher: Henry Hondius, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1633

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