Collection: Osher Book Collection
Title: The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An: 1584 to this present 1624....
Alternative Title: The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An: 1584 to this present 1624. [Includes map of the coast of Virginia in background]; Virginia; Ould Virginia [with the inset subtitle: 'A description of part of the adventures of Cap: Smith in Virginia.' and another text box to the right inscribed: 'The Countrey wee now call Virginia beginneth at Cape Henry distant from Roanoack 60 miles, where was Sr. Walter Raleigh's plantation and because the people differ very little from them of Powhatan in anthing, I have inserted those figures in this place because of the conveniency.']; The summer Ils. [includes many insets of various fortifications and defensive structures on the island]; New England The most remarqueable parts thus named but the high and mighty Prince Charles, nowe King of great Britaine
Author: Smith, Capt. John
Dimensions: Height: 30
Notes: Illustrated account of Benedictine monks' journey to the New World with Columbus and encounters with Native Americans. In regard to the probable cause of the hiatus in the paging (p. 97-104) see Edward Arber's edition of Smith's Works, 1884, p. 409. Engraved title page. Note on title page: "Authore Venerando Fr. Don Honorio Philopono Ordinid Benedicti Monacho. 1621." Note: "London. Printed by I.D and I.H. for Michael Sparkes. 1624."
Physical Description: 1 book: 7 preliminary leaves, 96, 105-248 pages, 2 folded plates, 2 folded maps (there is a hiatus in the paging--p. 97-104)
Accession Number: OS-1624-1
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/7362.0001