c. 1670 Wonderful Early Map of North America
c. 1670, NOVI BELGII, QUOD NUNC NOVI JORCK VOCATUR, NOVAE QE ANGLIAE & PARTIS VIRGINIAE..., (Ogilvy/Montanus), (London/Amsterdam), Choice Very Fine.
This distinctive Early Map of North America measures about 12" x 15.25", after Visscher. A large cartouche at lower right shows Native American Indians in various activities. Native animals are pictured and many Northeastern Indian tribes are named. New Amsterdam is still called "Nieuw Nederlandt," "Nieu-Jarsey," "Jorck shire," and "Iamaica" have been added, the latter two on Long Island ("t Lange Eylant"). No text on the blank verso, as seen in the editions of Montanus' "America." This Map appears as plate 157 in Tooley's "The Mapping of America," and is well described on page 289. Boldly printed in rich black on laid period paper with light even tone and has a small 1.5" long repair at left outer marginal edge not touching any print. We sold a similar hand-colored example in our February 12, 2000 EAHA auction lot 1307, where that Map sold for $2,875. A lovely sharp and attractive map which will display nicely.