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TIERRA NVEVA

1599
Origin: Europe, Italy, Venice
OH: 8 11/16" x OW: 12 13/16 "
Black and white line engraving
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Barry, III, Mr. and Mrs. Macon F. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. David R. Goode, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad M. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moorman, IV, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Roberts.
Acc. No. 2017-193
Upper margin reads: "TIERRA NVEVA"
Label:The first state of this map was published in 1651. This later edition includes recently named "Virginia." It is one of a handful of 16th century maps to list Virginia by name. the plate was also re-engraved to include a ship and a sea monster.

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), #4, pp. 4-7.