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

SKU: 2167
  • Title

    Nova Virginiae Tabula

  • Map Maker Specifics

    A. Montanus / J. Ogilby, 1671 c.

  • Size

    14.1 x 11.5 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Excellent. Dark impression on watermarked paper, minor toning, few spots and edge tears (closed).  Uncolored.