Auction 99, Lot 124

"Ould Virginia. A description of part of the adventures of Cap. Smith in Virginia", Smith, John (Capt.)

Subject: Colonial Carolinas

Period: 1819 (published)

Publication: Smith's General History of Virginia

Color: Black & White

14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 cm

This is fine quality reproduction of one of John Smith's important maps of America. This small map (6 x 4.75") covers the region first settled by Walter Raleigh at Roanoak Island, in present-day North Carolina. It is based on the White/De Bry map of 1590, with a few additional place names. The map is surrounded by engravings of his adventures, capture by King of Pamaunkee and rescue by Pocahontas. This sheet is accompanied by another sheet of engravings consisting of nine scenes of Capt. Smith's adventures in Asia. Finely engraved on high quality paper and published in Virginia in the early part of the 19th century.

References: Burden #212.

Condition: A

Slight uneven offsetting and professionally repaired short binding tears.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2002