AN EARLY DERIVATIVE OF JOHN SMITH’S VIRGINIA

 

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AUTHOR:

MERIAN, MATHEUS

TITLE:

Virginia. From Theodor De Bry’s Grand Voyages, Part 13

CONDITION:

Black and white copper-engraving, 14-3/8” x 11-1/2”. Near fine condition.

DATE:

Frankfurt, 1627 (and later)

DESCRIPTION:

This is an early derivative of John Smith’s famous map of Virginia. It appeared in Theodor De Bry’s Grand Voyages, Part 13, Frankfurt, 1627. Verner describes it as “a precise copy and translation into German of John Smith’s map of 1612.” It is taken from state 6 of the prototype and is slightly simplified in detail and style of engraving.

REFERENCES:

Verner, “Smith’s Virginia and it’s Derivatives,” The Mapping of America, Chapter 4, derivative 3, plate 71; Verner, The Printed Maps of Viirginia: 1590 to 1800 (unpublished), 73; Burden, The Mapping of North America, 219; Wooldridge, Mapping Virginia, plate 32,

Inventory No. 8654

Cohen & Taliaferro

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