Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia

Mapmaker: Jansson

Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia


  • ~Catalog 58~
  • Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia.

    An influential map that draws heavily from De Laet's maps of the region and this is one of the early maps to use the names “Manbattes” (Manhattan) and “N. Amsterdam” (New Amsterdam). Spans from Nova Scotia and “Norembegua”, the legendary settlement attributed to the vikings, south along the coast to present day Cape Lookout, North Carolina, though here called “C. of Feare”. A stunning engraving, it also looks Great Lakes in a primitive manner which shows small Lake Ontario, here identified as the “Lac. Des Yroquois”, which feeds into a “Grand Lac” which some have speculated is the first depiction of a complete Lake Superior, but is more likely Lake Huron. A beautiful rarity. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 9310:1A.1; Burden, P.D. 247; McCorkle, B.B. (New England) 636.2.

    Condition is very good with some thinness to the paper in the left margin from when the paper was made, and a little bit of seperation at the bottom of the centerfold. Image size is approximately 20 x 15.5 (inches),