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Antique maps > america > north america > Antique map of New England by Janssonius J. - Hondius H
Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova - Janssonius J. - Hondius H., 1652-53.
Antique map of New England by Janssonius J. - Hondius H., oriented to the North
Date of the first edition: 1644
Date of this map: 1652-53
Size: 39 x 50.5cm (15.1 x 19.6 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 1, 9310:1A.2; Burden 247.2.
From: Nouvel Atlas. J. Janssonius, 1652-53. (Van der Krogt 1, 416)
"This influential map is derived from the less well circulated Johannes de Laet of 1630. Enlarged, and expanded to the north and east slightly, it carries de Laet's narrative on the reverse. De Laet's map is one of extreme importance, being the first printed to use the names Manbattes (Manhattan) and N.Amsterdam. The Nomenclature is also virtually identical, with the few minor differences most likely owing to engraver's error. C. of Feare is still depicted over 2° too far south. This is not Cape Fear we know of today but actually Cape Lookout.
During the fiercely competitve decade of the 1630s the families of Blaeu and Hondius-Janssonius often produced maps drawn directly from one another. Here, however, Janssonius produces one that was not followed by Blaeu, the latter relying upon the more restricted map of NOVA BELGICA to represent the land north of Chesapeake Bay. A sign of the Dutch influence here is that both atlas producers largely declined to include the advanced cartography of Champlain, thereby relegating it altogether. Here Janssonius differs from Hondius' AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALIS in his delineation of the Great Lakes area. The extension northwards enables him to encapsulate Grand Lac, something de Laet did not do. Although Karpinski claims this to be the first map to show a complete Lake Superior, there is no evidence to suggest that this lake was meant, it more likely represents Lake Huron.
There are three known states of the map. In 1647 Janssonius alters the title to match that of the Blaeu, to give greater prominence to the Dutch colonies. He also draws on Blaeu for the design of the cartouche, the Indian village scene and much of the wildlife depicted. The nomenclature is unchanged. A third state appeared following the auction of the copperplates in 1694, acquired by Petrus Schenk from the heirs of Jansson van Waesberge." (Burden)
Item number: 14589
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