Amsterdam: 1634. 13 1/2 x 19 inches. Item #57428
This map made its first appearance in the augmented version of Mercator's atlas published by Hondius in 1606. It was the sole regional map of America to appear in that collection. Although based on two earlier maps, John White's map of Virginia (1590) and Jacques Le Moyne's map of Florida 91591), it quickly superseded both of its predecessors as the basis for later maps of the region. Among its many interesting features are the promise of gold and silver deposits in the "Apalatcy" Mountains, and the depictions of local game, including the wild turkey. In near fine condition, with full, clean margins, and early hand-coloring.