Maryland and Virginia Antique Map Print (1624)
Archival print reproduction of an antique map of Maryland and Virginia from 1624 by John Smith.
- Medium: Art print
- Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
- Ink: Archival pigment ink
- Size: 11x14 or 16x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)
About This Map
This map by John Smith was the most influential map of Virginia throughout the 17th century, and was the model for numerous later maps of the region. The map is based on a three-month exploratory survey by boat in the summer of 1608 under the direction of Smith, and is the earliest published map of the entire Chesapeake region. It shows the location of Jamestown, as well as Native American villages along the bay. In the upper left is a vignette of the council of Chief Wahunsonacock (Powhatan) with the label "Powhatan Held this state and fashion when Capt. Smith was delivered to him, 1607". Includes inset text at bottom: "Discovered and Discribed by Captayn John Smith, 1606". Map oriented with north to the right.
Author: John Smith (1580-1631)