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MAP #: 085W5

CARTOGRAPHER : WHITE, JOHN

DATE: 1585

SHORT TITLE : LA VIRGINEA PARS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (ACROSS FACE OF PAGE). SCALE (LOWER RIGHT). COMPASS ROSE (RIGHT, ABOVE CENTER). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1585MS
LANGUAGE(S) : LA
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 47.5 X 23.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA :
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 700,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA :
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-402 (REPRO)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 1
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
REGION CATEGORY : A GENERAL MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 090W5
BEST INFO SOURCE : CUMMING IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MANUSCRIPT MAP IS INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST MAP ON WHICH THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (CHESEPIOOC SINUS) WAS IDENTIFIED. IT SHOWS THE COAST FROM CAPE CHARLES TO CAPE LOOKOUT AND WEST FROM C. HATTERAS TO THE MOUTH OF THE ROANOKE AND NEUSE RIVERS. IT WAS MADE WHILE THE AUTHOR WAS ON THE TRIPS OF EXPLORATION TO THE ROANOKE COLONY IN 1585, A TRIP INITIATED BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH.

THIS MAP AND THE PRINTED WHITE MAP OF VIRGINIA IN 1590 (SEE MAP # 090W5), WHICH APPEARED IN DE BRY'S EDITION OF HARRIOTT'S A BRIEFE AND TRUE RELATION AND WAS TAKEN FROM THE MANUSCRIPT MAP, ARE VERY SIMILAR IN AREA, TOPOGRAPHY AND NOMENCLATURE. THE MANUSCRIPT MAP, THE ORIGINAL OF WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, PORTRAYS SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES OF COAST IN MORE DETAIL AND GREATER ACCURACY THAN WAS DONE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME FOR ANY OTHER PART OF THE NEW WORLD.

DATA IS FROM CUMMING.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS IS A MANUSCRIPT MAP.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : CUMMING, WILLIAM P., THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS, CHAPEL HILL: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, 1958, 120-1, PLATE 12; ADAMS, RANDOLPH G.,"AN EFFORT TO IDENTIFY JOHN WHITE", IN AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, OCTOBER, 1935; BINYON, L., CATALOGUE OF DRAWINGS BY BRITISH ARTISTS...IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON: 1907, IV, 326-337;...."THE DRAWINGS OF JOHN WHITE, GOVERNOR OF RALEIGH'S VIRGINIA COLONY", IN WALPOLE SOCIETY ANNUAL VOLUME 1925, XIII, OXFORD: 19-24 (TEXT), 24-30 (PLATES); BROWN, A., GENESIS OF THE UNITED STATES, NEW YORK: 1890, I; BUSHNELL, DAVID I., "JOHN WHITE- THE FIRST ENGLISH ARTIST TO VISIT AMERICA, 1581", IN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, XXXV, 1927, 419-430; CUMMING, WILLIAM P., "THE IDENTITY OF JOHN WHITE GOVERNOR OF ROANOKE AND JOHN WHITE THE ARTIST", IN THE NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL REVIEW, XV, JULY, 1938, NO. 3, 197-203; FITE AND FREEMAN, A BOOK OF OLD MAPS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1926, 93-95; LORENT, STEFAN, THE NEW WORLD, THE FIRST PICTURES OF AMERICA, NEW YORK: DUELL, SLOAN & PEARCE, 1946, 182FF; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, VIRGINIA CARTOGRAPHY A BIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION, WASHINGTON: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1896, 3-18; QUINN, D.B., THE ROANOKE VOYAGES, THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY, SECOND SERIES, CIV, LONDON: HAKLUYT SOCIETY, 1955, I, 460 N.2, II, 848.


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