Map of Virginia, 17th century, Discovered and Discribed (sic) by Captayn John Smith 1606 Graven by William Hole
. In John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles. London: Printed by I. D. and I. H. for Michael Sparkes,1624. State 10. (State 10 is best identified by alterations made to the Purchas page numbers added in State 7. The page numbers have been corrected to 1690 on the left and 1691 on the right instead of 1692 and 1693, respectively. For more information please consult Verner's Smith's Virginia and its Derivatives, 1968, 25.)
13 in. x 16 ½ in. Overall 22 ½ in. x 25 ½ in.
Note: Smith's Virginia was the most accurate and detailed map of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coastline produced in Europe until 1673. It was the most widely available map of the region and one that mapmakers constantly relied on when drawing their own maps of Virginia. It was the basic source for virtually all printed maps of Virginia for more than sixty years and is considered to be one of the most significant maps of colonial America ever published.
Source: The Library of Virginia
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