1673 – 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. German text on verso.
Cartographer: Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 – 1638)
Leaf size: 55,0 x 43,8 cm
Technique: copper engraving
This is a genuine antique map published in 1673 and not a modern copy or reprint!
Good condition. Split on top centerfold restored. Brownish heavy paper and contemporary hand coloring with golden accents.