Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae Tabula Multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Visscher

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae Tabula Multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Visscher

Title Translation: Map of New Netherland New England and also Part of Virginia Corrected in Many Places by Nicolas Visscher

Barcode: 510

Creator: Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679

Publishing Location: Amsterdam

Region Depicted: New England · Eastern Canada · Middle Atlantic States

Date Produced: 1683

Date Published: 1683

Language: Dutch

Historical Context: This map is a prime example of seventeenth-century Dutch cartography at its best it combines accurate and detailed geography with elegant design, engraving, embellishment, and color. The geographic view from Chesapeake Bay to Penobscot Bay is the most advanced of its time, showing virtually all known towns and settlements, the locations of each Indian tribe encountered by the settlers, and the first relatively accurate delineation of the island of Manhattan. This map served as the model for maps of the region for nearly a century, and was used in 1685 for settlement of the boundary dispute between William Penn and Lord Baltimore. Tastefully applied outline color delineates boundaries of European colonies. Decorative vignettes positioned in otherwise empty spaces portray Indian stockades, indigenous animals and birds, two compass roses, a European sailing ship, and a native canoe and dugout The most remarkable decorative element is the panoramic inset view of "Nieuw Amsterdam" as it appeared in about 1652; this is the third known engraved view of New York, with its detailed depiction of topography, dwellings, the fort, a church, a windmill, a crane, and even a gallows!

Subjects: East (U.S.) · New England · Canada, Eastern · Colonial America

Map Type: Geographical

Dimensions: 47 X 56 cm. on sheet 53 X 61 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Almost identical to OS-1680-13 except for slight differences in title of map and inset; coloring differences; Visscher listed as author instead of Danckers.

Brief Description: Map of the north east United States and parts of Canada. The map includes a decorative title cartouche featuring an inset view of New Amsterdam, and illustrations of animals and settlements.

Physical Description: Hand-applied color outline

Insets: Nieuw Amsterdam opt Eylant Manhattans

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Associated Cartouche: Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae Tabula Multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Visscher (Cartouche)

Associated Map Imagery: Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Mohegan Settlement , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Algonquin Settlement , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Fox 1 , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Fox 2 , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Pair of Birds , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Mammal with Prey , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Weasel , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Mammal Eating a Fish , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Mammal Pair , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Beaver , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Bears , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Deer , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Turkey , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Rabbits , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Dugout Canoe , Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae … Canoes

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/510.0001