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Gerhard Mercator:  Virginia et Florida

Maps of Southeast America (Virginia Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)


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Title: Virginia et Florida

Map Maker: Gerhard Mercator

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1610 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 7 x 5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $795.00

Inventory ID: 47847


Description:

Nice example of the Atlas Minor edition of Hondius' 1606 map of the coastline between Virginia and northern Florida, including the Carolinas and Georgia.

The map is based upon the work of John White and Jacques LeMoyne, as interpeted by De Bry's maps of the explorations.  One of the last maps to cartographically predate Smith's contribution and the settlement of Jamestown.  Le Moyne's lake in Florida has been moved to central Florida, to accomodate the St. May (St. Johns) River, which flows easterly.  The influence of Wytfliet and Ribaut are in evidence.

 The map retains much of the detail of the larger version of the map, including all of the Indian village names. 


References: Burden 155.


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Maps of Southeast America (Virginia Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)