120.03 - Nova Virginiae Tabula, 1671, by Montanus / Ogilby, Amsterdam
This is a very detailed and decorative map, based on the Hondius / Blaeu version of John Smith’s prototype of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. A well defined version with rivers, mountains, and other geographic features to include Indian villages of the region. An elegant title cartouche is seen in the upper left corner. On the right upper corner, is another detailed cartouche (Notarum Explicatio) with native Americans, a llama and fat-tailed sheep. At the bottom center, a distance scale with putti. This is the second state issued by Ogilby, printed on thin paper with a noted close margin at top and remnants of hinges on the verso . The map is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page]. It measures approximately (14.1″ x11.5″ – 35.9 x 29.3 cm).