AMERICA - MAP WHITE (JOHN) Americae pars, nunc Virginia dicta, 1590
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AMERICA - WHITE (JOHN) Americae pars, nunc Virginia dicta, 1590
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AMERICA
WHITE (JOHN) Americae pars, nunc Virginia dicta primum ab Anglis inventa Sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh Equesstris ordinis viri Anno Dm. M.DLXXXV, engraved map by Theodore de Bry after John White, showing the positions of the Indian villages, two "native" scenes and canoes on the lakes, ships and a sea-creature in sea area, decorative title cartouche and Royal Arms, trimmed to margin of border and laid down, some browning [Burden 76, second state; Cumming 12], image 300 x 415mm., [Frankfurt, 1590, or later]

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  • "ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CARTOGRAPHICAL MILESTONES IN COLONIAL NORTH AMERICA HISTORY. It was the most accurate map drawn in the sixteenth century of any part of that continent" (Burden). The map depicts the area from Chesapeake Bay (named on a printed map for the first time) to Cape Lookout.
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