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Virginia Et Nova Francia

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Virginia Et Nova Francia : J. Hondius / P. Bertius

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This rare and striking map of the East coast of North America appeared in the Latin text "P. Bertii Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri septem", Jodocus Hondius Junior. Interestingly, the names of native tribes are included on the map. The map is one of the earliest to focus on the region and, in its relatively accurate definition of the Virginia and Newfoundland coasts compared with those between these areas, indicates those areas best known to European powers.
mapmakers: J. Hondius   P. Bertius  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1616
medium and colour: copperplate, Colour
size in mm: 110 by 145mm (4.25 by 5.75 inches).
ref: 39496

Price: £ 440

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