This beautiful, original-color map is the 3rd state of Joannes Janssonius' map of 1636,
Nova Anglia Novvm Belgivm et Virginia.
This is an
influential map showing Dutch holdings between
New England and Virginia. Of particular
importance, is the inclusion of the place names
of "N. Amsterdam" and
"Manbattes" (Manhattan), and, after De
Laets rare map of 1630, is among the
earliest appearances of these names on a map,
according to Burden (p. 313). The Great Lakes area is
represented by "Grand Lac". Details
from New France south to present day North
Carolina are shown and place names such as Pleymouth, Briston
(Boston), Fort Orange, and Jamestown are identified. The
map is attractively decorated: animals (bears, beavers,
etc.) are on the map with ships in the Ocean, two compass roses,
and a very attractive title cartouche flanked by two Indians.
Upon the death of Janssonius' heirs, Jansson van Waesberge,
the copperplate that produced this map along with others were
acquired at auction by Schenk and Valk. The Janssonius'
imprint on bottom right was then changed to "Amstelodami Apud G.
Valk et P. Schenk". A latitude and longitude grid was also
added as well. There is no text on the verso on the map.
Mapping of North America, map # 247. Goss, The
Mapping of North America, 29).
This is a gorgeous example in
especially thick, rich original color. Very Fine Condition with wide margins.