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June 24, 2012

The World In 1607, Jamestown Island, Virginia


This map is part of the gallery at Jamestown Island. Clearly they had a different understanding of the geography of the "The Atlantic World" than we do now.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The age of discovery...

Theanne said...

and there is Florida...lovely!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It is so interesting to see the perspectives of 400 years ago... Glad that they got Flori-da in there but a bit small.

Bises,
Genie

T. Becque said...

That's very interesting!

T. Becque said...

That's very interesting!

eileeninmd said...

Cool map, where is Maryland? Hope you are having a great day!

Michelle said...

Always fascinating to see how people viewed our country many years ago.

Pat Tillett said...

Considering that they had very poor technology for these things, it is actually pretty good...

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