Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Massacre at Jamestown, Virginia, 1622]

Accession number: 
Record number: 
JCB call number: 
F706 A111n
Image title: 
[Massacre at Jamestown, Virginia, 1622]
Place image published: 
Image publisher: 
[Pieter van der Aa]
Image date: 
Image function: 
fold-out plate; vol. 26, [part 8], following p. 8
Image dimension height: 
12.9 cm.
Image dimension width: 
18.2 cm.
Page dimension height: 
17.2 cm.
Page dimension width: 
21.5 cm.
Materials medium: 
Materials support: 
Scene of warfare between European and native American soldiers. Natives attack European settlement while its inhabitants dine and work. Includes fortifications, dwellings, fish, hatchet or ax, knives, and war clubs.
Source Title: 
Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen na Oost en West-Indiën ... zedert het jaar 1524 tot 1526
Source place of publication: 
In het ligt gegeven te Leyden [Leiden]
Source publisher: 
Door Pieter Vander Aa, boekverkoper in de St. Pieters Koor-steeg, in Plato.
Source date: 
Text describes attack by Opechancanough on the English settlement at Jamestown on March 22, 1622. When one of his men failed to return from a visit, the Indian chief and his men entered the camp with food. Once inside they massacred 347 English men and women. This image is derived from Theodor de Bry, America, part 13, page 28, and follows the special title page for Scheeps-togt van Anthony Chester na Virginia ..., Leiden, 1707. This collection of voyages consists of 127 parts, each having a special title page, separate pagination, and register. The voyages covering the period from 1246 to 1696 are arranged chronologically.
Time Period: 
Acquired before 1849.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Indians of North America--Warfare