Virginia Colony 1644 Map by Henricus Hondius

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This print is a derivative of John Smith's famous 1612 Virginia Colony map. This particular derivative is by Dutch cartographer Henricus Hondius.

Smith primarily collected the information for this map with two voyages around the Chesapeake region in the summer of 1608.

The map is oriented with north pointing to the right. It is as if you are sailing from Europe looking towards the colony. A longhouse with Chief Powhatan is pictured in the top left. This is a scene John Smith saw when he was captured. There is also a  Susquehannock on the right. Smith reported that these people were giant.

This derivative is the only one with the Native American looking inland. Another interesting difference from the 1612 map is the abundance of mountains.

Here is a Geography Geek video about the 1612 Map -

This poster has a partly glossy, partly matte finish.



• 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant

• 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick paper
• Paper weight: 7.67 oz/y² (260 g/m²)
• .75” (1.9 cm) thick ayous wood frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Blank product components in the US sourced from Japan and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from Japan and Latvia