17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720

TimeThursday, October 22, 2020 from 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography—this year presented as a series of virtual events featuring speakers Dr. Larry Tise, journalist Andrew Lawler, and Library of Virginia senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.

Please join us online for a talk by Cassandra Britt Farrell, the senior map archivist in the Library’s Manuscripts and Special Collections Department, on 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720. Farrell specializes in maps of Virginia and colonial American history. Captain John Smith’s map of Virginia—considered the “mother” map of Virginia—influenced many European mapmakers as they printed maps of the colony for inclusion in atlases. However, it is not the only 17th-century map of the colony worthy of study by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and other researchers of colonial Virginia. This talk will review those maps published between the years 1590 to 1720 that are not derivatives of Smith’s famous map and will explore the differences between the “states” published for each. Learn about the individuals who published these maps and in which atlases and books the maps were originally included.

This series is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in the virtual event, which will launch at 7:00 PM. For more information or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov

Note: Questions for the speaker can be entered through the registration link.

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