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The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles???????

Artist/Maker:
Smith, John __author
Place Made:
London Great Britain
Date Made:
1632
Medium:
paper –ink –leather
Dimensions:
__ __10 7/8 __7 1/2
Accession Number:
5851.1
Description:
John Smith’s General History relates the story of Jamestown in the words of one of its settlers. The book also includes accounts of Smith’s explorations in New England and the Sommer Islands, present day Bermuda. Bound in to the volume are copies of Smith’s maps of Virginia and New England and scenes of the English settlements on Bermuda. Also bound in is a plate of images showing Captain Smith’s encounters with the Pamunkey Indians, including one scene in which “King Powhatan commands C:Smith to be slayne (until) his daughter Pokahontas begs (for) his life”.
Credit Line:
Promised gift of Thomas A. Gray (acc. 22195_TAG 258)