North Carolina Antique Map Print (1590)


Product Code: 15246

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of North Carolina from 1590 by John White.

  • Medium: Art print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Ink: Archival pigment ink
  • Size: 12x16 or 15x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)

About This Map

White's map is the first to focus only on the new colonies of Virginia. Oriented with north to the right, the coast from Cape Lookout, North Carolina to the Chesapeake Bay is shown. The large river extending up through the center of the map is present-day Albemarle Sound. This map is also the first to show the name Roanoke (as Roanoac), referring to Roanoke Island, location of the Roanoke Colony (aka, the Lost Colony), the first English colony in the new world.

Title: Americæ Pars, Nunc Virginia Dicta (Part of America called Virginia)
Author: John White (1585-1593)
Year: 1590
Language: Latin

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