Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
SMITH, JOHN. Virginia. Engraved folding map of the Virginia Colony. 330x415 mm, trimmed to neatline or just inside; remargined, backed on tissue, scattered thinning of the paper, sometimes resulting in small losses that have been reinstated in manuscript facsimile. [London]: Discovered and Described by Captayn John Smith. Graven by William Hole. 1606. [but 1624]

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"One of the most important printed maps of America ever produced and certainly one of the greatest influence. . . It, therefore, was seen widely and inspired much interest in the fledgling Virginia colony, influencing considerably its eventual success. Consequently the east coast of North America became dominated by the English." -- Burden 164; Verner's State 10 (of 12).