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Sold for US$950

Early Southeastern America map, by Jodocus Hondius Amsterdam, 1623, (Jodocus Hondius, 1563-1612), VIRGINIAE ITEM ET FLORIDAE AMERICAE PROVINCIARUM, NOVA DESCRIPTIO. From Mercator Atlas, Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) & Jodocus Hondius (1563-1611). Handcolored copper engraving, unframed, sheet H18" W22 1/2"

Provenance: Southern private collection

Literature: Cummings, William P. THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS. map #26

Other Notes: Considered to be one of the great early maps of the American South, before the Jamestown colony was established. Hondius utilized John White's map of Virginia and Jacques Le Moyne's map of Florida to create what amounts to a composite of these two tremendously important late 16th century maps of the region. The map had a profound impact on the mapping of the region for much of the 17th century and became the prototype map for the region until the Ogilby-Moxon "Discription of Carolina" ca. 1672. The gold-bearing mountains of Apalatcy, the lake fed by the great waterfall, the lake with the unseen shore, Lake Sarrope, the French names for the rivers, the location for the French fort at Port Royal - these and many other details are based on Le Moyne.
Estimate $ 800-1,200

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