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Virginia. Discovered and described by Captain John Smith, Grauen by William Hole.

Title

Virginia. Discovered and described by Captain John Smith, Grauen by William Hole.

Description

Leading cartographic scholar Philip Burden labeled Smith’s work, “One of the most important printed maps of America ever produced.” In 1608, the second year of the colony, Smith led an expedition to reconnoiter the interior and to find food. For several months he explored the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. His map shows how far he ventured up these rivers. The key reads, “To the crosses hath bin discouerd what beyond is by relation.” When Smith returned to Jamestown, he reluctantly became its leader and tried to impose discipline on the colonists for a year. Back in England after 1609, Smith arranged for the publication of his monumental map and book, the source of this map.

Date

1624

Creator

John Smith

Files

Smith_Virginia2.png

Citation

John Smith, “Virginia. Discovered and described by Captain John Smith, Grauen by William Hole.,” Columbus State University Archives, accessed November 22, 2017, http://digitalarchives.columbusstate.edu/items/show/11.

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