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VIRGINIAE/ Item et/ FLORIDAE/ Americae Provinciarum, nova/ DESCRIPTIO.

First published 1606; This example: 1634
Origin: Europe, Netherlands, Amsterdam
OH: 15 1/4" x OW: 20 7/8"; Plate H: 13 5/8" x W: 19 1/8"
Black and white line engraving with period hand color on laid paper
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1996-813
The cartouche in the lower right corner reads: "Medius Meridianus est 300, reli:/ qui ad hunc inclinantur pro ratione/ 30. & 37, parallelorum." (That the middle meridian of the region is 300 degress, and the latitude extends from 30 degrees to 37 degrees.)

The cartouche in the upper left corner reads: "VIRGINIAE/ Item et/ FLORIDAE/ Americae Privinciarum, nova/ DESCRIPTIO."
Two ovals on either side of the upper cartouche contain pictures of early settlements and read: "Civitatum Floride imitatio." and "Civitatum Virginiae forma_"