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"The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia"

Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602

This title page is from a 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625), an account of a 1602 expedition to Cape Cod, then known as North Virginia. This was the first detailed English account of any part of New England.

Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Gabriel Archer

Created: 1706

Medium: Title page

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Captain Gosnold Encounters Indians in New England

A foldout engraving from the 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625) depicts Bartholomew Gosnold and a small contingent of his men meeting the local Indians on Cape Cod, then considered a northern part of Virginia. In the foreground, Gosnold presents gifts to the leader of the Indians. Archer wrote of the incident, "Our Captain gave him a straw hat and a pair of knives; the hat awhile he wore, but the knives he beheld with great marveling, being very bright and sharp; this our courtesy made them all in love with us." In the background, the English are building a trading post (which Archer refers to as a "fort") on Cuttyhunk Island.

Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Pieter Vander Aa, publisher

Created: 1625 original; 1706 edition shown

Medium: Engraving

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Map of Bartholomew Gosnold's 1602 Expedition

A foldout map from the 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625) delineates Bartholomew Gosnold's route during his 1602 expedition to Cape Cod, or what was then known as North Virginia. Gosnold named Cape Cod because of the abundance of cod found in the waters there. He also named Martha's Vineyard, indicated on the map as "Marta's Wyngaard," naming it after his deceased daughter. An engraving beneath the map shows an Englishman, presumably Gosnold, greeting an unidentified native leader.

Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Pieter Vander Aa, publisher

Created: 1706

Medium: Engraved map

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602

    This title page is from a 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625), an account of a 1602 expedition to Cape Cod, then known as North Virginia. This was the first detailed English account of any part of New England.

    Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Gabriel Archer

    Created: 1706

    Medium: Title page

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Captain Gosnold Encounters Indians in New England

    A foldout engraving from the 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625) depicts Bartholomew Gosnold and a small contingent of his men meeting the local Indians on Cape Cod, then considered a northern part of Virginia. In the foreground, Gosnold presents gifts to the leader of the Indians. Archer wrote of the incident, "Our Captain gave him a straw hat and a pair of knives; the hat awhile he wore, but the knives he beheld with great marveling, being very bright and sharp; this our courtesy made them all in love with us." In the background, the English are building a trading post (which Archer refers to as a "fort") on Cuttyhunk Island.

    Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Pieter Vander Aa, publisher

    Created: 1625 original; 1706 edition shown

    Medium: Engraving

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Map of Bartholomew Gosnold's 1602 Expedition

    A foldout map from the 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625) delineates Bartholomew Gosnold's route during his 1602 expedition to Cape Cod, or what was then known as North Virginia. Gosnold named Cape Cod because of the abundance of cod found in the waters there. He also named Martha's Vineyard, indicated on the map as "Marta's Wyngaard," naming it after his deceased daughter. An engraving beneath the map shows an Englishman, presumably Gosnold, greeting an unidentified native leader.

    Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Pieter Vander Aa, publisher

    Created: 1706

    Medium: Engraved map

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections