1650 – W. J. Blaeu – Virginiae Partis Australis


Title:                 ” Virginiae Partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumqus regionum Nova Descriptio​”​

Important 17th century map illustrating the conflict between French and English claims to the Carolina, Georgia, Florida seaboard. The map covers an area from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay to Georgia and reflects the competing interests of France and England in the New World, with the coat of arms of each country identifying the regional control. Includes the marvelous mythical lakes in the interior and other conjectural cartography of the time. Large cartouche, 2 coats of arms, 2 compass roses and several sailing ships.

The map comes from the Latin edition of Blaeu’s atlas ”Theatrum Orbis Terrarum…” published in Amsterdam, 1650.

Cartographer:       Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 – 1638)​ ​
Leaf size:                  59,8 x 50,7 cm
Year:                          1650
Technique:             copper engraving

Good condition. Original hand coloring, wide margin.


This is a genuine antique map published in 1650 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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