This is an outstanding decorative map of the 'Chesapeack Bay" area of today's N. Virginia, E. Maryland, and Delaware. Map is oriented due West vs. today's North convention -- after Smith's Virginia - uncolored. It is beautifully engraved with mountains, rivers, and forests as well as Indian villages in the region. The title and distance scale cartouches feature putti and a scene at upper right features Native Americans with several exotic animals.
1671 Montanus/Ogilby Map of Very Early Virginia
Nova Virginiae Tabula
Map Maker Specifics
A. Montanus / J. Ogilby, 1671 c.
14.1 x 11.5 in. plus margins
Excellent. Dark impression on watermarked paper, minor toning, few spots and edge tears (closed). Uncolored.