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Mappa Aestivarum/ A Mapp of the Sommer [c1627-31].
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[Bermuda/Land Ownership/Speed]. Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas dictarum, ad ostia Mexicani, aestuarii iacentium in Latitudine Graduum 32: Minutorum 25. Ab Anglia.../ A Map of the Sommer Ilands once called the Bermudas Lying at the mouth of the bay of Mexico in the Latitude of 32. Degr. 25 mi: Distant from England viz from London toward the west southmost 3300. Miles. And from Roanoack in Virginia towards the east south east 500 miles exactlie Surveyed. At base of scale at lower right: “Abraham Goos Amstelodamensis sculpsit.” Within ornamental box in image at lower left: “Are to be sold by George Humble, in Pops-head Alley against the Exchainge _ Ano. 1626.” From John Speede’s “A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,” [ca. 1627-1631]. STC 23042-23043. Verso has page numbers “41” and “42,” signature “X”, and catchword “expect”. Inner edge of map’s border: 13 3/8” x 20 3/8”. Outer edge of map’s border: 13 ¾” x 21”. With key and engraved shields: 15 ¾” x 21”. English text on verso, with signing “X” and page numbers “41” and “42” on verso.C-fold glued and has tape to its lower portion on verso. Pencilling to verso (not overlapping its type). Image very good. Numbers all major tracts of land in Bermuda—land holdings which occupy nearly the entire landmass of the main island. The numbers correspond to owners’ names in the map key. The map key has a Latin and English parallel heading: “The names of the now Adventurer, viz. this yeare 1622 so neare as wee could Gather, expressed with numbers that have Reference to their Shares…” As noted by Palmer (1983), pp25-26: “Compliled in 1622 by Norwood, this was the first English printed map in an atlas to show the Island divided into Tribes and Lots…” Oriented to the northeast, the labels “Florida” and “Virginia” appears at upper left, and “Nova Anglia” and “New England” at upper right. Dual map scales, armorial symbols at lower corners, two small engraved ships in image. Later hand-colored outline. Note in lower portion of image (in Latin and English parallel type): “About midsomer 1616, five persons departed from these Islands in a Smal open boat of some 3 tunn and after 7. Weeks arrived al safe in Ireland, & like hath Scarce bene heard of in any age.”
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Mappa Aestivarum/ A Mapp of the Sommer [c1627-31].

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Nov 21, 2013
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0370: Mappa Aestivarum/ A Mapp of the Sommer [c1627-31].

Sold for $2,000
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Est. $600 - $900Starting Price $300
Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction # 258
Nov 21, 2013 6:00 PM EST
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[Bermuda/Land Ownership/Speed]. Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas dictarum, ad ostia Mexicani, aestuarii iacentium in Latitudine Graduum 32: Minutorum 25. Ab Anglia.../ A Map of the Sommer Ilands once called the Bermudas Lying at the mouth of the bay of Mexico in the Latitude of 32. Degr. 25 mi: Distant from England viz from London toward the west southmost 3300. Miles. And from Roanoack in Virginia towards the east south east 500 miles exactlie Surveyed. At base of scale at lower right: “Abraham Goos Amstelodamensis sculpsit.” Within ornamental box in image at lower left: “Are to be sold by George Humble, in Pops-head Alley against the Exchainge _ Ano. 1626.” From John Speede’s “A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,” [ca. 1627-1631]. STC 23042-23043. Verso has page numbers “41” and “42,” signature “X”, and catchword “expect”. Inner edge of map’s border: 13 3/8” x 20 3/8”. Outer edge of map’s border: 13 ¾” x 21”. With key and engraved shields: 15 ¾” x 21”. English text on verso, with signing “X” and page numbers “41” and “42” on verso.C-fold glued and has tape to its lower portion on verso. Pencilling to verso (not overlapping its type). Image very good. Numbers all major tracts of land in Bermuda—land holdings which occupy nearly the entire landmass of the main island. The numbers correspond to owners’ names in the map key. The map key has a Latin and English parallel heading: “The names of the now Adventurer, viz. this yeare 1622 so neare as wee could Gather, expressed with numbers that have Reference to their Shares…” As noted by Palmer (1983), pp25-26: “Compliled in 1622 by Norwood, this was the first English printed map in an atlas to show the Island divided into Tribes and Lots…” Oriented to the northeast, the labels “Florida” and “Virginia” appears at upper left, and “Nova Anglia” and “New England” at upper right. Dual map scales, armorial symbols at lower corners, two small engraved ships in image. Later hand-colored outline. Note in lower portion of image (in Latin and English parallel type): “About midsomer 1616, five persons departed from these Islands in a Smal open boat of some 3 tunn and after 7. Weeks arrived al safe in Ireland, & like hath Scarce bene heard of in any age.”

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