Virginia, 1590, Pomeiooc Village, John White, Thomas Hariot, De Bry, Engraving, Fine Art Print (II)



A 1590 engraving The Towne of Pomeiooc by Theodor de Bry, after John White’s 1585 watercolor Indian Village of Pomeiooc. The illustration was first published in de Bry’s 1590 Latin edition of Thomas Harriot’s 1588 booklet A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. Interestingly enough, Hariots’ book was originally written in Latin as well, and translated into English later, as was customary at the time. The English translation was done by Hariot’s friend from Oxford Richard Hakluyt (the younger). De Bry’s 1590 edition of the report was published in four languages and included John White’s watercolors from the time White and Hariot spent in the New World. The illustrations were annotated by Thomas Hariot and engraved by De Bry himself, who was captivated by White’s exotic and beautiful drawings.

The village of Pomeiooc (Pomeiock) was a Native America settlement, designated on de Bry’s map of Virginia, Americae Pars Nunc Virginia Dicta, between today’s Wyesocking Bay and Lake Landing, North Carolina. John White designates the settlement as Pomeyooc and puts it a little closer to Paquippe (today’s Lake Mattamuskeet), on his map La Virginea Pars.

• The Towne of Pomeiooc, 1590, T. de Bry, engraving, after Indian Village of Pomeiooc, 1585, John White, watercolor
• Fine Art Premium Giclée (Gouttelette) Print (100% cotton 340 gsm watercolor textured fine art paper)
• Made in USA