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Virtual Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

"What’s a Portrait Doing on this Map? Reinterpreting Captain John Smith and His Map of New England"; Matthew Edney; Geography

Event Details

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
7-8:15 p.m.
After his exploits in Virginia (think: Pocahontas), Captain John Smith sailed briefly to “northern Virginia” in 1614. His voyage led him to think about a new colonial endeavor to what he now called New England. Few early maps are as burdened with myths and misconceptions as the map he then made of the region. Almost every aspect of the map has been misunderstood. This liberally illustrated lecture blends art history with marine exploration with cartography.