John Smith's Map of Virginia
John Smith (1612)

This map is based on a three-month exploratory survey by boat in the summer of 1608 under the direction of Captain John Smith and is the earliest published map of the entire Chesapeake region. It not only shows the location of Jamestown, the first English settlement in the region, but also the location of Indian villages along the bay and its numerous tributaries, including the Patuxent. The map is oriented with west at the top. More about Smith, his explorations, and the map can be found here.

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