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NOVA VIRGINIAE TABULA

1618
Origin: Europe, Netherlands, Amsterdam
OH: 18 1/4" x OW: 23 1/2"
Black and white line engraving on laid paper with period color
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-40
This is a derivative of the Captain John Smith's map of Virginia - Derivative 1, State 1.

The text below Powhatan reads: "STATUS REGIS POWHATAN/ quando prefectus Smith Captivus/ illi daretur"

The key reads: "Notarum/ explicatio/ Domus Regum/ Ordinarie Domus/ Lucubrationes Anglo/ rum"

The text next to the Native American figure reads: "Habitus foeminarum/ in Provincia Sasque=/ sahanougs"

The scale cartouche reads: "Miliaria Germanica communia 15 pro Uno grado/ Ex officina Judoci Hondij/ D. Grijp./ Sculpt."
Label:In 1618, Jodocus Hondius Jr. copied the geographical information John Smith's important 1612 map of Virginia (State 1 - see acc. no. 2017-197). In addition to the map, Hondius copied a vignette depicting Powhatan in the upper left-hand corner and upper right corner, below the key is an image of a Susquehanna Indian from Virginia below it. The scale is at the bottom of the map.

This copy is published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), 37-39, #29.