|Title:||Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Barmudas dictarum|
|Creator:||Hondius, Hendrik, 1597-1651|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
July 14, 2008, 1 item, 0.007 cubic feet; Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Barmudas dictarum (1633?) : ad Ostia Mexicani aestuarij jacentium in latitudine graduum 32 minutorum 25 / Ab Anglia Londino scilicet versus Libonotum 3300 Miliarbus Anglianis, et a Roanoack (qui locus est in Virginia) versus Euronotum 500 Mill. Accurate descripta. [Map of the Summer Islands, alias the Bermudas, lying at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, latitude 32 degrees 25 minutes from London, England evidently 3300 English miles from Lisbon, and from Roanoake (which place is in Virginia) it is 500 miles to the south-east, accurately described.] Astelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Henricum Hondium [ca. 1633 ?] Engraved in color. 33 x 51 cm. Scale: [ca. 1:70,000]. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Company, Gloucester, MA
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Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Barmudas dictarum (#MC0036), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Mark Custer, October 18, 2008
The 'Sea Venture' flagship of the Virginia Company, carrying Sir George Somers and an English crew, was wrecked off Bermuda or the Somers [Summers] Islands (1609). The survivors then divided the island among themselves. The map shows the island's position relative to the Roanoke Colony and New England. Hondius based the map on Richard Norwood's survey of 1622, published by John Speed (1627).