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Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium et Virginia

Author: Jansson, Jan
Publisher: Hondius & Jansson
Date: 1636
Location: New England, New York (State), North America, Virginia

Dimensions: 36.0 x 48.0 cm.
Scale: [ca. 1:5,200,000]
Call Number: MAPPING BOSTON COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

Covering the eastern portion of North America's coastline from North Carolina to Nova Scotia, this influential map appeared in English, German, Latin, Dutch, and French editions of world atlases published by Hondius and Jansson from 1636 1653.

Reflecting recent English settlement in the New England area, the map carries the familiar place names of, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Boston (Briston), and Cape Cod.

Jansson, the son of a mapmaker and publisher, married into a leading Dutch publishing house. With his brother-in-law, he led the Hondius firm in a rivalry with the Blaeu publishing house that spurred Dutch mapmaking to deserved prominence.

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