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Nova Virginiae Tabula / Ex Officina Guiljelmi Blaew [verso], 1630-1640


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.


  • 1630-1640


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

Amsterdam; Note: image depicts back of map. See "Related Item" field for front of map. The original plate for this derivative of the Smith map was issued in 1618 by Jodocus Hondius, Jr., and purchased by Willem Blaeu at Hondius's death in 1629. He replaced Hondius' name with his own. The map appeared in Atlantic Appendix (1630) and in most editions of this atlas. Studying under Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer, Williem Janszoon founded his company in 1596. To prevent confusion with the mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, he changed his last name to Blaeu. His business flourished in Amsterdam, printing numerous maps and charts, until a fire destroyed the property in 1672. --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
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
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