The Portraictuer of Captayne John Smith, Admirall of New England

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Title

The Portraictuer of Captayne John Smith, Admirall of New England

Description

This engraved portrait of Captain John Smith, identified here as "Admirall of New England," is a detail from a map of New England that was included in Smith's book The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624). The same map and portrait had appeared in an earlier work by Smith, A Description of New England (1616). The caption beneath the image praises Smith for his "Faire-Discoveries and Fowle-Overthrowes Of Salvages, much Civilliz'd by thee."

Description courtesy of Encyclopedia Virginia.

Creator

Simon van de Passe
Robert Clerke

Source

Virginia Historical Society

Date

1624 edition; first published 1616

Rights

Coverage

Europe
seventeenth century
England

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Original Format

Engraving

Files

John Smith.jpg

Citation

Simon van de Passe and Robert Clerke, “The Portraictuer of Captayne John Smith, Admirall of New England,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/148.

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