Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova
- Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova
This elaborately decorated map is based on the 1614 explorations of Adrian Block, a fur trader working for the Dutch, who sailed from the north shore of Long Island to explore the southern coast of New England. William Blaeu, the premier Dutch map and globe maker of that period, published this map of New York and New England based largely on Block's reports. Oriented with west at the top, it is the first printed map to depict details of the interior of New England. It is also decorated with North American motifs, including Native Americans and their villages and canoes, as well as bears, beavers, turkeys, and other fauna.
- Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Northeastern United States (area)
Apud Guiljelmum Blaeuw
Relief shown pictorially.
Oriented with north to the right.
Shows New England south to Cape Henry, Virginia.
Includes decorative cartouche and col. ill.
Appears in author's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Amsterdam. 1635.
Text in German on verso.
- 1 map : hand col. ; 37 x 49 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:3,300,000]
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