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Virginia

1678
Origin: Europe, Germany, Nuremburg
Overall: OH: 4 3/4" x OW: 5"; To neat lines: 3 7/8" x 4 3/4"
Black and white line engraving
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-34
Upper margin: "VIR GINIA et Insulae BERMVDES"
In oval: "VIRGINIA."
Label:This map is a close copy of Pierre Duval's "Carte de la Virginie" (2017-33) that appeared in Johann Christoph Beer's Dutch version of the atlas "Le Monde Terrestre." The cartographic information presented in this small map were derived from the important 1606 Mercator-Hondius (Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum nova Descriptio, 1606) map of the southeastern coast of North America. Bermuda is included as an inset map suspended, banner-like, from a longitudinal marker.

This copy published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), #19, p. 24-25.