Virginia Colony Chesapeake Bay Maryland Potomac River America 1628 Mercator mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Nova Virginiae Tabula.
(North America, United States, Virginia, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, British Colonies).
Issued 1628, Amsterdam by J. Janssonius for Mercator. Engraved by van der Keere or A. Goos (see Koeman below). Latin text on reverse as issued.
Scarce and desirable early 17th century engraved map with what appears to be early attractive hand color, possibly (likely?) original. North oriented to the right (west) edge of the map.
A scarce map, newly re-engraved (in 1628) from earlier versions issued in Mercator's atlas minor and thus a variant to others of a similar title.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive such as the tiny spotting within the key at top left and the toning in the wide blank margins.
Sheet Measures c. 6 7/8" H x 9" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W.
Koeman 194, Atlantes Neerlandici: "This is the first of a series of entirely new editions. The maps are engraved by Van der Keere and A. Goos".