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“Ould Virginia, A description of part of the adventures of Capt. Smith in Virginia.” 1624.

Title

“Ould Virginia, A description of part of the adventures of Capt. Smith in Virginia.” 1624.

Description

Captain John Smith displayed in words and pictures his heroic exploits in Virginia. This account of his capture of Indians and their capture of him along with his rescue by Pocahontas made him the first legendary figure in American history.

The map in the bottom center panel was published separately in 1624 and then as shown here as a page in Smith’s Generall Historie. Cumming and De Vorsey commented on this map by noting how little cartographical impact Smith’s work had on later map makers. Burden disagrees and states how useful Smith’s work remains for contemporary archaeologists because Smith accurately located 166 Indian
villages.

Date

1624

Creator

John Smith

Files

Smith_Virginia.png

Citation


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