This highly attractive map of Virginia and the Carolinas became the prototype map of the region for the first half of the 17th century and continued to influence the cartography of the region until the middle/late of the 18th century. Chesapeake Bay, here called Chesepioock Sinus, and the area south towards C.S. Romano Hispanis are shown as well as the Indian villages of Paquiwok, Croatoan, and Wococon. It erroneously shows a large inland lake, Lacus aquae dulcis, from which the R. de May flows. The map is extensively decorated with depictions of Indian villages incorporated in the title cartouche, a Floridian king and queen and Virginian natives in a canoe, wildlife including a wild turkey, ships, sea monsters and a superb compass rose. Hand colored.
1606 Hondius Map of Virginia and the Carolinas
Virginiae item ed Floridae Americae provinciarum, nova descripto
Map Maker Specifics
J Hondius, 1606 c., Amsterdam
13.5 X 19.3 in. plus margins; Frame is 17 X 22.2 in.
Very Good. Very good original colors. Slight age toning and some foxing, but not detracting from the map. Framed. Frame chipped in places.