A “New Map of Virginia” (with images of Powhatan), 1633 or 1636.

This map shows the location of the villages in the Powhatan Confederacy, as well as new English settlement. Notice the enormous number of Native settlements, the English mapmaker’s attention to natural resources, and the meaning of the English names recorded on the map.


Title: A New Map of Virginia
Top left: The rank/condition of the king Powhatan when the officer Smith was given as a captive to him
Top right: key: Kings house; ordinary house/settlement; places brought to light (i.e. “civilized” by the English)
Furthest right: British royal crest, with old French motto "shame on him who thinks ill of it"
Bottom left: Virginia Sea
Bottom: at Amsterdam from the workshop of Henry