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VIRG/ INIA.

1636
Origin: Europe, England, London
OH: 7 5/8" x OW: 11 5/8"
Black and white line engraving on laid paper
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-49
The upper center banner reads: "VIRG/ INIA."
Label:This is a derivative of Captain John Smith's map of Virginia - Derivative 6. It was meant to appear in Wye Saltonstall's 1636 "Historia Mundi" or Mercator's Atlas, but was not ready in time and printed separately. It also appeared in the 1637 and 1639 editions of "Historia Mundi" pasted in over another map. Note the inscription "Hall poynt” at the center of the map. This fictitious place name was added by the maker: Ralph Hall.

The geographical information is the same as that on the John Smith map. The title is on a banner with both ends split along the top center of the plate. There is a large coat of arms surmounted by a crown which interrupts the title. There are three illustrations from De Bry. In the upper left corner is a scene of Indians sitting around a fire before a chief. In the upper right corner is a view of the interior of an Indian hut showing bodies lying side by side. In the bottom right hand corner is a birds-eye view of a stockade village.

This copy is published in William C. Wooldridge, Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), , pp. 44-45, #39a.