1590 John White/Theodore De Bry Map Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta (Frankfurt, Germany), Fine Example
1590 John White/Theodore De Bry (Frankfurt)
Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta
This is the first printed map showing Virginia and the Carolinas and printed right after the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island in 1590.
This example is fully original with no repairs or any form of restoration. All margins are fully original and broad. Nothing has been added except 2 minor verso hinges that can be removed. The map measures a full 19″ x 13 1/8″. There is minor soiling and very small tear at bottom which can be easily repaired. Still a fine original uncleaned example.
The map came from a long time prominent Virginia map collector known for collecting high quality historical antiques. More information will be given to the purchaser.
According to long time map expert, Philip Burden, this map, Theodore de Bry’s map of Virginia, after John White, is one of the most significant cartographical milestones in colonial North American history.
It was the most accurate map drawn in the sixteenth century of any part of the continent. It became the prototype of the area long after James Moxon’s map in 1671. The region of Chesapeake Bay was, however, improved by the surveying of John Smiths around 1607. This is the first map to focus on Virginia (now largely North Carolina), and records the first English attempts at colonisation in the New World.
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