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Virginia --- Captain John Smith 1612

This map will be drawn after your voyage. After arriving in Virginia, John Smith and 14 other men will set out in a small boat to explore. They will spend 4 months travelling some 3000 miles. As they meet and trade with local Indians, Smith will ask them about the lands farther away. Smith drew some small Maltese Crosses to show where his travels stopped; see if you can locate them.

America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio 1587

This Dutch map from 1587 shows a large river or inlet to the north of the Florida peninsula. An inlet this large will have probably deep harbors and fertile land--- and be a water-highway to farther places. Colonists will call this inlet the Chesapeake.

Americae Pars, Nunc Virginia 1590

You and the other Adventurers are familiar with this map drawn by John White. He recorded the failed attempt of Sir Walter Raleigh to establish a colony in the New World... Roanoke. The colonists of Roanoke disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As you examine this map, you can't help but wonder what happened to them--- and how to escape a similar fate yourself.

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