(CARTOGRAPHY) BLAEU, WILLEM
Nova Virginiae tabula, from Le theatre du monde, ou, nouvel atlas. Amsterdam, 1643-1650.
Hand-colored engraved map (48 x 59 cm., sheet); framed and matted. French text on verso.
The early settlement of Jamestown is noted as Iamestowne. The map was derived from Capt. John Smith's map of 1612, which was the first to depict the Bay and its tributaries with any accuracy. The plate was engraved by Dirck Grijp and originally published by Jodocus Hondius Jr. in 1618. It was purchased by Willem Blaeu shortly after Hondius' death (1629), with Blaeu's imprint replacing that of Hondius.
Estimate $ 800-1,200