This is Capt. John Smith's map of Virginia. He explored the area around the Chesapeake. He often stopped to trade with the native people, and ask them about lands farther away. He drew Maltese Crosses at the point where his own travels stopped.

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You can view a larger image of this map at the Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division

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MAP: Virginia - John Smith (1612)

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