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Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum, nova Descriptio, 1601?

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-026
Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum, nova Descriptio
Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum, nova Descriptio

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries


  • Creation: 1601?


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Sheets : 1 map recto ; hand colored ; text verso ; 49 x 34 cm, on sheet 58 x 46 cm

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Not drawn to scale. Relief shown pictorially. Includes two ornamental cartouches ; cartouche in the lower right corner reads: "Medius Meridianus est 300, reli: qui ad hunc inclinantur pro ratione 30. & 37, parallelorum." (That the middle meridian of the region is 300 degress, and the latitude extends from 30 degrees to 37 degrees.) ; cartouche in the upper left corner depicts two oval insets illustrating villages of Florida and Virginia on either side of title, reads: "Civitatum Floride imitatio." and "Civitatum Virginiae forma". Oriented north to the top.Includes illustrations. Text on verso.


Amsterdam : Jodocus Hondius, 1601?

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121