Novi Belgica Et Anglia Nova
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An attractive and uncommon map of New England and the eastern seaboard which, when first issued, was one of the best of the region. This is the third state of Jan Jansson's map and was based on Hessel Gerritsz's rarely found prototype. The map was finely engraved and probably remained in use, albeit sporadically, over such a lengthy period because other New England maps, by Jansson and Visscher, were used in other Jansson / Hondius atlases. For this edition, Jansson's imprint at the lower right has been replaced by those of the publishers Gerard Valk and Peter Schenk, the regions are now defined by dotted lines and latitude and longitude grids have been added. A good impression with bright, strong original wash colour.
region: Maps of North-Eastern America
mapmakers: J. Jansson Schenk & Valk
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1636-c.1694
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colourref: 31583
size in mm: 390 by 500mm (15.25 by 19.75 inches).
literature: Burden, The Mapping Of North America, 247, St. 3.
Price: £ 2800
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