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Iusto Danckers [aka Justus Danckerts], NOVI BELGII NOVAEQUE ANGLIAE NEC NON PENNSYLVANIAE ET PARTIS VIRGINIAE TABULA multis in locis emendata. [Amsterdam]: Justo Danckers, [ca. 1690.]

Justus Danckerts’ map of the New Netherlands

Justus Danckerts’ take on the iconic 17th-century map of the New Netherlands, New England, Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland and Virginia. The so-called “Jansson-Visscher” series of maps began with Johannes Jansson’s 1651 Belgii Novi, which was published in Amsterdam and patriotically depicted a sprawling New Netherlands with a tiny New England confined east of the […]

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A rarity by New England’s first native chart maker

This important chart depicts the northeast coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Breton, based in great part on the personal observations of its maker Captain Cyprian Southack. Intended as a working chart, it provides numerous soundings as well as information on banks, shoals and other hazards, particularly in the waters off Nova Scotia and Cape Cod. […]

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The “Speed” map of New York and New England

This famous map of “New England and New York” actually depicts the region from northern Maine south to Maryland and as far west as the Susquehanna River. Though referred to as the “Speed New England,” it was issued by Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell in a posthumous edition of John Speed’s atlas Prospect of the Most […]

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BRM2387 Jefferys New England 1755

First state of the finest 18th-century map of New England

The first state of the pre-eminent 18th-century map of New England, eminently desirable for its geographic and political significance, tremendous visual appeal, and extreme rarity. Offered here in a superb example. Issued in 1755, Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England was the largest-scale and most detailed and accurate portrait of New England to […]

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Nicholas Visscher, NOVI BELGII NOVAEQUE ANGLIAE NEC NON PARTIS VIRGINIAE TABULA…. [Amsterdam, ca. 1684.]

Beautiful example of Nicholas Visscher’s “Novi Belgii”

A lovely example of Visscher’s important promotional map of the New Netherlands and New England, composed for the Dutch West India Company. Also sought after for its fine inset prospect of Manhattan, the earliest obtainable view of what became New York City. Background Dutch interest in the region began with the formation of the Dutch […]

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Smith’s “New England” in contemporary hand color

An extraordinary old-color example of “the foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave [New England] its name and the first devoted to the region.” (Burden #187) Offered here is the ninth and most complete state of the map, issued from 1635 on in the Historia Mundi, an English edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. […]

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John Thornton, Rob[er]t Morden and Phillip Lea, A NEW MAP OF NEW ENGLAND NEW YORK NEW IARSEY PENSILVANIA MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA. London, ca. 1685.

One of the finest 17th-century maps of the English Empire in America

The rare first obtainable state of the finest general map of England’s American colonies to date. This most important map is one of the earliest to adopt Augustine Herrman’s cartography for Virginia and Maryland. To the North it includes one of the earliest depictions of the Pennsylvania colony (est. 1681), the first printed chart of […]

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