John Smith surveyed the land for this copper engraved map of New England during his 1614 voyage to New England. Smith coined the term "New England" on this map, which was printed in 1616. The original purpose of this map was to seek investments from wealthy Englishmen and encourage colonizers to settle the land.
The map was later reprinted and widely disbursed in books, such as this 1637 version printed in Mercator's Atlas.
Text below compass rose read: "He that desyres to know more of the Estate of new England lett him read a new Book of the prospecte of new England & ther he shall have Satisfaction"
Under the portrait, drawn by Simon de Passe, of Smith in the upper left corner , it reads: "These are the Lines that shew thy Face; but those that shew thy Grace and Glory, brighter bee: ..."
About This Item
- Title: "New England the Most Remarqueable Parts Thus Named," 1637
- Creator: Smith, John
- Creation Date: 1637
- Subject Date: circa 1614
- State: MA, ME, NH
- Media: Ink on Paper
- Dimensions: 30 cm x 36 cm
- Local Code: 12548.0001
- Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Early maps
- New England
- Smith, John, 1580-1631--Travels--New England.
- Smith, John, 1580-1631.
For more information about this item, contact:Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04014
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