A Mapp of Virginia Discovered to ye Hills

"A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it's latt. from 35 deg. & 1/2 neer Florida to 41 deg. bounds of New England"; originally published in 1651 by John Farrer, a representative of the Virginia Company, this 1667 edition was issued by Farrer's daughter, Virginia. It perpetuates the notion that the Pacific Ocean lay just across the Allegheny Mountains -- separated by a narrow strip of land that could be traversed in but a "ten days marche." The cartographic propaganda linked Sir Francis Drake's 1577 landing in New Albion (Point Reyes, California) with the recently settled Virginia colony, thereby substantiating English claims to the breadth of the North American continent.
“A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it’s latt. from 35 deg. & 1/2 neer Florida to 41 deg. bounds of New England”; originally published in 1651 by John Farrer, a representative of the Virginia Company, this 1667 edition was issued by Farrer’s daughter, Virginia. It perpetuates the notion that the Pacific Ocean lay just across the Allegheny Mountains — separated by a narrow strip of land that could be traversed in but a “ten days marche.” The cartographic propaganda linked Sir Francis Drake’s 1577 landing at New Albion (Point Reyes, California) with the recently settled Colony of Virginia, thereby substantiating English claims to the breadth of the North American continent.

Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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