Virginia, 1585, La Virginea Pars, Roanoke, John White Map



Virginia — the First Ever English Colony Anywhere in the World

“La Virginea Pars” is the first and one of the most important attempts at mapping colonial North America. This striking manuscript map is a beautiful watercolor testimony to the earliest efforts by the English crown to colonize America. The map is remarkably accurate and depicts the coastline from Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout (NC). It includes names and locations of Native American villages visited by the colonists. The Virginea Pars Map was created by John White, who was a member of Sir Walter Raleigh’s expedition to America in 1585, on a fleet led by Sir Ralph Lane and Sir Richard Grenville. White later became settlement leader and was appointed governor of the famed “Lost Colony” on Roanoke Island (Roanoac). He was also the grandfather of Virginia Dare — the first English child born in the New World.

La Virginea Pars, antique manuscript map of the earliest Virginia Colony, 1585, John White (with Thomas Harriot)
• Fine Art Premium Giclée (Gouttelette) Print (100% cotton 340 gsm textured fine art paper)
• This particular copy is an 18 in x 36 in, 2:1 ratio, easy-to-frame print
• Made in USA