- New England : the most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and mighty Prince Charles, nowe King of great Britaine
John Smith's landmark map of New England, based on his 1614 voyage, was reissued and modified at least nine times. This is a later issue of the map which was published in the English edition of Gerard Mercator's great atlas of the world. During the twenty years which separate the printing of these two editions, John Winthrop founded several towns on the Charles River, including the city of Boston. The 1635 map identifies these new English settlements and shows a greater length of the Charles River. Interestingly, Smith's portrait has been enhanced with more hair and a luxurious beard.
- Smith, John, 1580-1631
- Reeve, James
- Pass, Simon van de, 1595?-1647
- Name on Item:
observed and described by Captayn John Smith ; Simon Passaeus, sculpsit. ; Robert Clarke, excudit.
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
New England (area)
Printed by Iames Reeue
Relief shown pictorially.
Bust of John Smith left upper corner, with inscription underneath: "These are the Lines that shew thy Face; but those that shew thy Grace and Glory, brighter bee:..."
According to Burden, this variant is state 9, issued 1635 or later, as part of Historia Mundi.
Council of New England arms in center of map.
Text below compass rose: "He that desyres to know more of the Estate of new England lett him read a new Book of the prospecte of new England...
- 1 map : b&w ; 30 x 36 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:1,110,000]
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