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Nova Virginiae tabvla

Image ID: 434975

Nova Virginiae tabvla ([1644?])

Image Details

Image Title

:  Nova Virginiae tabvla


: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638 -- Cartographer

Additional Name(s)

: Gryp, Dirck -- Engraver
Smith, John, 1580-1631 -- Cartographer
Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612 -- Cartographer

Published Date

: [1644?]

Item Physical Description

: 1 map : hand col. ; 36 x 46 cm.


: State 2. 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. Note 2.) Appears in Willem Blaeu's Atlantis appendix. Possibly from his Le Thhbtre dv monde. Note 3.) Cartouches: title at top center; scale and publisher statement at bottom center; "Notarum explicatio" above Indian figure. Note 4.) Inset ill.: "Status Regis Powhatan" in upper left corner. Note 5.) John H. Levine Bequest. Note 6.) Large standing figure of Indian along right border at the center; royal coat of arms to the left of it. Note 7.) Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 86. Note 8.) National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard. Note 9.) On verso, catchword: naux; sig. I, [p.] 9. Note 10.) Oriented with north towards the right. Note 11.) Relief shown pictorially. Note 12.) Shows Chesapeake Bay region.

Standard Reference

: Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, I, p. 121; Tooley, R.V. Mapping of America, p. 162


: John H. Levine Collection


: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

Catalog Call Number

: Map Div. 97-7389 [Levine]

Digital ID

: 434975

Record ID

: 253607

Digital Item Published

: 2-26-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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