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Nova Virginiae Tabula / Amstelodami, ex officina Henrici Hondi [verso], 1630 - 1636


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This is a collection of 48 maps and related images, the gift of Henry and Kaye Spalding, Jr., Class of 1960. The maps focus on the Chespeake Bay, the body of water that enabled the settlement and development of the state of Virginia. They depict the area between the years of 1590 and 1860, and are drawn by European mapmakers and, as evidenced in later works, those residing in the United States of America.


  • 1630 - 1636


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.


From the Collection: 90.8 Megabytes (59 total images. Resized digital scans of the Spalding Collection maps are available through the Hampden-Sydney Archives & Special Collections' Digital Repository.)

From the Collection: 48 Sheets (The original maps in the Henry and Kaye Spalding Collection are framed and displayed throughout the fourth floor of Bortz Library.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Romance languages

From the Collection: Germanic languages

Physical Description

Note: Image depicts back of map. Amsterdam; The first derivative of Smith's map of Virginia appeared in Atlas Novus in the editions of 1636, 1638, 1641, and 1644. It is the only Smith derivative with the Indian facing the Chesapeake Bay. Powhatan's Lodge appears in the upper left of the map. The families of the Amsterdam mapmakers, many of whom spent some time in London, were closely related. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), a Flemish engraver and instrument maker, bought plates from Mercator's family, probably in 1604. Hondius went to London about 1583, married Colette, the sister of Pieter van den Keere, in 1587, and moved to Amsterdam about 1593, establishing his publishing and bookselling firm. His daughter Elizabeth married Jan Jansson in 1612, and she helped her mother with the family firm until Colette's death in 1629. Her husband Jan later worked with her brothers, Jodocus Jr. (d.1629) and Henricus. It was from the younger Jodocus Hondius' estate that Blaeu bought 36 plates, one of which was this first derivative of Smith's map of Virginia. --From This New Founde Lande: The Henry & Kaye Spalding Map Collection at Hampden-Sydney College, 2008.

Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
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Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
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