JCB Map Collection
A mapp of Virginia discouered to ye Falls, and in it's Latt: From 35 deg: & 1/2 neer Florida to 41 deg: bounds of new England.
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Are sold by J. Stephenson at ye Sunn below Ludgate
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fold-out engraved map; following p. 
Map of the eastern coast of North America from Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts to Cape Fear in present-day North Carolina with north oriented towards the right. Virginia is shown as bordering the Pacific Ocean and on the route to the Sea of China and the East Indies. Cartographic elements include degrees of latitude, compass rose, location of rivers and bays, and scale. Decorative elements include birds, sea monsters, bear, beaver[?], rabbits, foxes, goats, and deer or stags, and a triton or mythical sea creature blowing a horn.
Williams, Edward, fl. 1650
[Virgo triumphans] Virginia: more especially the south part thereof, richly and truly valued ...
London : Printed by T.H. [i.e., Thomas Harper] for John Stephenson, at the Signe of the Sun below Ludgate, 1650
John Carter Brown Library copy has Farrar's map dated 1651 bound in. This map is the first state of the well-known Ferrar (or Farrer) map of Virginia.
John Carter Brown Library, Annual Report, 1950, p. 15-26; cf. Black, J.D., ed. Blathwayt Atlas, vol. II, p. 141-144; Cumming, W.P. Southeast in Early Maps, No. 47; http://www.lib.virg (Feb. 2006)
Ferrar, an officer of the Virginia Company, had an active interest in the encouragement of the silk industry and the exploration of the interior of Virginia with a view to finding a route to the Pacific Ocean. The position of the Pacific Ocean was meant to suggest how close Virginia was to a passage to the Orient were to each other. The first exploration of the interior was not undertaken until 1668 when Governor Berkeley sponsored John Lederer's expedition.No map was issued with the first and second editions, but Ferrar's design was engraved in 1651 for the third edition.