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ning in 1584. To this Present 1626. With the Pro-
ceedings of those Severall Colonies and the Accidents
that befel them in all their Journyes and Discoveries.
Also the Maps and Descriptions of Countries, their
Commodities, People, Government, Customes, and Re-
ligion yet knowne. Divided into Sixe Bookes. By
Captaine John Smith, sometymes Governour of those
Countryes and Admirall of New England. Vol. II.
From the London Edition of 1629. Richmond : Franklin
Press. 1819. 2 vols. 8vo, pp. (14), 247; xi, 282. Por-
trait, 3 Plates and Map.*

"The typographical and cartographical execution of these vol-
umes is much more deserving of praise than their literary qualities.
The maps are beautifully reproduced in facsimile, and the text is
admirably printed, but the various works of Captain John Smith,
adventurer, poet, and historian, are blended in an exceedingly
puzzling \vay, for ascertaining when the history of Virginia begins
and the true travels end." Field Catalog.

Sold: Woodward, 1869, shp, 6.25 ; Bangs, 1895, 5.25 ; Libbie,
1895, 8.00; Stone, 1897, orig. bds, unct, 4.00; Dearie, 1901,
7.00; Idem, 4.50; Brevoort, 1890, 5.00; Brevoort, 1890,
hlf, red mo, git, 8.50; Roche, 1867, bds, unct, 10.50; Dun-
bar, 1892, 5.00; Anderson, 1903, shp, with library stamp,
5.60; Polock, 1904, elf, broken, 3.25; Bourquin, 1894, hlf
mo, git, 8.00; Hoffmann, 1877, 3.00; Cooke, 1883, 5.00;
same sale, extra illus., 9.00; Field, 1875, hlf mo, git,
unct, 13.50; Holliday, 1870, elf, 7.00; Donnelly, 1894,
bds, unct, 7.50; W. F. Fowle, 1864, bds, unct, 26.00;
Guild, 1887, 6.00; Bangs, 1898, 3.75; Libbie, 1898, 6.00;
Madison, 1899, shp, 5.00; Puttick & Simpson, 1861, us.;
Chittenden, 1894, unct, elf, by Bedford, n.oo; Bangs,
1895, bds, unct, 7.00; Cable, 1882, bds, unct, 8.50; Cable,
1883, bds, unct, 9.60; Br. Ives, 1891, hlf red mo, git,
unct, 17.00; J. G. Smith. 1883, bds, unct, 6.50; Clogston,
1899, 12.00; Menzies, 1876, hlf mo, git, unct, 10.00;
Bangs, 1900, 3.75; Bangs, 1901, 9.50; Bangs, 1902, old
shp, 6.00; Weeks, 1902, hlf mo, git, 7.00; Anderson, 1903,
shp, water stained, 7.00; Anderson, 1903, shp, 9.00;

SMITH. 127

Anderson, 1905, hlf mo, unct, n.oo; Eames, 1905, bds,
unct, 9.50; Adee, 1895, bds, unct, 6.00; Shurtleff, 1875,
10.50; Pennypacker, 1907, elf, 8.50; Hayden, 1907, hlf
mo, unct, title and one plate lacking one corner, 5.50;
Sayre, 1907, orig. bds. unct, 5.50.

5067. . Advertisements for the unexperienced Planters of

New England or anywhere. Or, the Pathway to expe-
rience to erect a Plantation. With the Yearly Proceed-
ings of this Country in Fishing and Planting, since the
Yeare 1614, to the yeare 1630, and their present estate,
also how to prevent the greatest inconveniences, by
their proceedings in Virginia, and other Plantations, by
approved examples. With the Countries Armes, a de-
scription of the Coast, Harbours, Habitations, Land-
marks, Latitude and Longitude: with the map, allowed
by our Royall King Charles. By Captaine John Smith,
sometimes Governour of Virginia, and Admirall of New
England. London : Printed by lohn Haviland, and are
to be sold by Robert Millbovrne, at the Gray-hound in
Paul's Church-yard, 1631.

"On the back of the title-leaf is a coat of arms with the fol-
lowing motto : 'Gens Incognita. Mihi. Serviet.' " Williamson.

Also : Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 3d Ser., 3 : 1-53. 1833. Folding

Sold: Murphy, 1884, mo, unct, 125.00; Deane, 1898, elf, git,
630.00; Rice, 1870, mo, unct, 100.00; Barlow, 1890, elf,
by Bedford, 310.00.

5068. . Advertisements for the unexperienced Planters of

New England or anywhere, &c., &c. A facsimile reprint
of the 1631 edition. Boston: William Veazie. 1865.
4to, pp. 8, 72. Map.

But 75 copies were printed, with a facsimile of the original
Map. 6 on India paper.

Sold: Murphy, 1884, 2.00; Balcom, 1901, 5.00; Deane,
India paper, el, unct, 5.00; Deane, 1898, large paper, cl,
unct, 3.50; Hayes, 1898, India paper, mo, git, unct, 6.00;
Brevoort, 1890, 3.00; Rice, 1870, hlf mo, git, large paper,
4.00; Fisher, 1866, 5.00; Anderson, 1905, hlf mo, large
paper, 3.50; Woodward, 1869, large paper, 3.00; same
sale, medium 4to, ed, 2.00; same sale, 4to, 1.13; Cable.

128 SMITH.

1882, 2.25 ; M. D. Oilman, large paper, unct, 1.50; Barlow,
1890, 3.00; Manson, 1899, 1.50; Hoffmann, 1877, 1.25;
Child, 1882, 1.50; Menzies, 1876, hlf levt mo, git, unct,
Bradstreet, large paper, 5.00; Bourquin, 1894, unct, 90
cts. ; Cooke, 1883, large pap, levt mo, git, unct, by Brad-
street, 8.50; Guild, 1887, 1.50; Whitmore, 1902, cl, unct,

5069. . The Complete Works of, a republication of all

the works of this early American Explorer and Historian,
containing matter not otherwise obtainable, including "A
True Relation of such Occurrences and Accidents of
noate as hath hapned in Virginia," London, 1608 ; "A
Map of Virginia, with a description of the Countrey,"
Oxford, 1612; "The Proceedings of the English Colonie
in Virginia," Oxford, 1612 ; "A Description of New Eng-
land," London, 1616; "New England's Trials," London,
1622; "The English Voyages to the Old Virginia," 1584-
1605 ; "An Accidence, or the Path-way to Experience,"
London, 1626; the "True Travels, Adventures and Ob-
servations of Captain John Smith," London, 1630, and
divers other Tracts, the whole work edited by Edward
Arber. London: 1884. -f- 1895.

Sold: Henkels, 1889, 7.75 ; Donnelly, 1894, hlf mo, git,
4.13; Winsor, 1900, bds, unct, 3.75; Poole, 1900, hlf
mo, unct, 5.50; Bangs, 1900, cl, 3.75; Libbie, 1901, 3.00;
Hammond, 1902, bds, unct, 4.25; 1895 ed: Libbie, 1901,
cl, 4.00; Eames, 1905, cl, unct, 4.40.


In Norton's Literary Gazette and Publishers' Cir-
cular, for March 15, 1854, (new Ser. V. i) Mr. James
Lenox published a collation of the illustrations in the
various editions of Smith's works ; in the issue for May
i, 1854, Mr. Charles Deane furnished additional data.
Believing this to be of value it has been copied as
follows :

"Issues in 1624, 1626, 1627, and two in 1632. In all
these the printed portion is identical, all want sheet o,
or from p. 97 to p. 104. A few copies are found on the
last page of which a slip of paper is pasted, containing

SMITH. 129

$y 2 lines of errata. The errors occur in all the five
copies consulted for this notice, but in one, with the
frontispiece of 1627, the mistakes have been corrected
and so neatly that the changes would not be observed
unless the attention were called to them. This copy
has not the slip of errata.

"Illustrations of a perfect copy:

"No. i. An engraved frontispiece and title; at the
top, portraits of Elizabeth, James I, and Charles his
son, in small ovals.

"There are five variations or different issues, all of
which are apparently printed from the same copper.

"(i) The title is engraved in the center of the
frontispiece : The | General Historic | of | Virginia, New
England and the Summer | Isles | with the names of
the Adventurers, Planters, and Governors, from their |
first beginning, An. 1584 to this present 1624. | The
imprint is as follows: London | printed by I. D. and |
I. H. for Michael Sparkes 1624. The portrait of
Charles, in the upper right hand corner, is without a
crown, the face is long and thin, and the beard peaked;
the motto around the oval, 'Carolus-princeps.' (2)
Issued in 1626. Charles having succeeded to the throne,
a crown is placed upon his head, similar to that worn
by James: the word Trinceps' is changed to 'Rex,' the
two dates, above and below, are altered on the copper
from 1624 to 1626. The copper itself appears to be a
little worn. (3) The plate seems to have been re-
touched, as the impression is more distinct than in (2).
The upper date, 1626, remains; the lower is changed to
1627, but apparently on the copper and not with the
pen. (Mr. Lenox thought the 1626 date was changed
with a pen ; but Mr. Deane thought it was on the
copper.) (4) The imprint now reads thus : London : |
Printed by I. D. and I. H. for Edward | Blackmore. \
Anno 1632. | The portrait of Charles as in (2) and (3).
(5) Charles' head is re-engraved.

"No. II. The portrait of the Duchess of Richmond.

"(i) The original engraved Anno 1623, by Guilh:
Pass, London.

"(2) The facsimile, printed Augt. 10, 1793, by W.
Richardson, Castle St. Leicester Square. These are to
be distinguished only by comparing them together, as

130 SMITH.

in most of the facsimiles the name, &c., of Richardson,
is cut off. The execution of the originals is much lighter
and softer, and the letters of the inscription are not
so angular, and upright as in the copy. But the imita-
tion is very good, and can be detected only by com-
parison, or by an eye familiar with the engravings.

"No. III. A large folding plate, representing
Smith's Adventures; it is divided into seven principal
compartments ; the center one of those at the bottom
contains a small map of 'Ould Virginia.' It was sup-
posed that there were no variations in this plate. But
one has been discovered.

"(i) In the map of 'Ould Virginia.' Beginning at
the left hand, it wants the forest of trees, and the names
Mountayne's forest, Mason's bushe, Walden's Oake, L.
D., Lenox rocks, Richmond's steps, Stuard's reach, Ana-
dale's chase, Dover's He, Salvage lie, Gorden's He, Guy's
Nygod, P. Box, He Hatton, Abbot's He, Cecil's Harbor,
Hertford He, Essex He, Worcester Inlet, Arundell's lie,
P. Corbett, P. Barkley, Mildmaid's roade, Townsrow's
end, Segar's grove, and the trees, Beauchamp's playne,
L. Salvage Rocke and the rock, Bedford's valley. The
words in the next compartment 'printed by James Reeve'
are also omitted. Smith probably never surveyed for this
map : but adopted and reduced the map published by
De Bry in 1590, in the first part of the Large Voyages,
containing Hariot's account of Raleigh's discovery of
Virginia. The names employed in the two maps very
nearly agree. Smith translated De Bry's Tromontorium
tremendum,' C. feare.

"(2) This map has the forest, and all the names
omitted in (i), and the words 'printed by James Reeves'
are also added.

''No. IV. Folding map of Virginia.

"(i) The original map has no degrees of longitude
marked on the sides, and the latitude only at the bottom.
(The reader will observe that as the map lies in the book,
the north and not the east is at the right hand, and the
degrees of latitude and longitude have changed places.)
It has no indication above, nor in the right hand corner
below, of the work or page to which it belongs, no
escutcheon or motto near the lower right hand corner, no

SMITH. 131

date 1606 under the scale of miles, no date 1607 beneath
Powhattan at the right hand above. It does not contain
these names: Gunter's Harbour, Brooke's forest, Winston
Isles, Washborne C, to the east of Chesapeake Bay ; and
west of the bay it has not Taverner's Roade, Downe's
Dale, Eland's C., Burton's mount, Democrites' tree,
Sparke's Content (or valley), Featherston's Baye,
Booler's Bush. (2) Like (i) except that Smith's escutch-
eon alone is introduced near the lower right hand cor-
ner, without his motto : the dates 1606 and 1607 are
found in their respective places, and all the names given
above are still omitted. (3) The true Purchas map,
found in Vol. 4, 1625. Like (2) except that the degrees
of latitude are marked at the top and bottom, and the
longitude at the sides, at the top in the left and right
hand corners are the figures 1690, 1691 the pages be-
tween which the map is placed in Purchas' volume no
reference to Smith's work in the lower right hand
corner Smith' arms ivith the motto, near the same place.
At the east of the bay, we find Gunter's Harbor, Brook's
Forest and Winston's Isles, but not Washborne C.
at the west, Teverner's Roade, Burton's mount. Demo-
crites' tree, Sparke's Content (not valley), with the hill
between the two words ; but not Downe's Dale, Eland's-
C., Featherstone Bay nor Booler's Bush.

"In 1627 and 1628, De Bry published a map of Vir-
ginia, evidently copied from (3). It first appeared in Part
13 of his German large Voyages, titles to which are found
with both years ; but the preface to all is dated 14 Septr
1627. The differences between the two are as follows :
there is no reference to Purchas ; the dates 1606, 1607,
the escutcheon and motto of Smith are omitted; the
scale of the map being a little smaller than Smith's De
Bry leaves out the ornamented scroll on which is printed
the word Virginia in large capitals, the vessel and whale
in the Virginian sea, the whale in the bay, the dividers
and ornaments about the scale of miles, and the name
of the engraver ; the giant at the right is reduced in size,
the names correspond with those on (3).

"(4) Like (3) except that the reference (p. 41, Smith)
is introduced in the lower right hand corner, and Wash-
borne C', east of the bay; at the west, Sparke's Content

132 SMITH.

is changed to Sparke's Valley, both words above the
hill, and Content below obliterated, and Downe's Dale,
Bland's C., Featherstone Bay and Booler's Bush are
also introduced.

"No. V. Portrait of Matoaka or Pocahontas.

"The same remarks apply to this plate as to that of
the Duchess of Richmond, but the facsimile is not so
carefully executed. The inscription of the original is in
larger type, and the plate has at the left 'S. Pass Sculp.'
and at the right 'Compton Holland excud.' These indica-
tions are not on the counterfeit, while the name of Rich-
ardson is very frequently left at the bottom of the

"No. VI. Folding plate divided into several com-
partments, representing fortifications, instruments of
warfare, &c., and, in the center a small map of the Ber-
mudas, or Summer Isles, (i) No variation has been
.discovered but it is probable that such will be found,
ivithout Reeves' name, and perhaps with some differ-
ences in the map of the Bahamas.

"No. VII. Folding map of New England, with
Smith's portrait in one corner.

"The map is found in eight different conditions. It
is uncertain whether all belong to this work; probably
all but Nos. (i) and (8) were used in the different issues
of the volume, (i) Smith's armour has no figures
traced upon it, nor are there any contretailles or cross
lines on the front of the breast plate, towards his right
hand. In the lower left hand corner we read
"Simon Passseus sculpsit,
"Robert Clark excudit,
and in the lower right hand corner

"London Printed by George Low.

"There is no date under the scale of leagues. All
the other maps have the date 1614 in that place. The
names P. Travers and Gerrard's Isles are not marked in
Pembrock's Bay ; nor Payne's Isles near the River Forth.
The River Charles is not carried out to the edge of the
map. Smith's arms are not found near the lower left
hand corner. A ship, whale, fleet of vessels, the com-
pass, and a scale of leagues are all inserted in different
places in that part representing the sea ; and the arms of

SMITH. 133

England on the land at the top. Smith's likeness re-
sembles his early portraits.

"The map in this condition is very rare and was
probably engraved for Smith's 'Description of New Eng-
land/ a small quarto printed for Robert Clarke in 1616,
and which, according to Rich, was the first book pub-
lished that speaks of New England, previously called
North Virginia. Besides, in 1617 Hulsius translated
Smith's Description, and copied his map very nearly on
the same scale. It is a facsimile of this map (i) except
that the names in the corners are omitted, and Smith's
title, the verses below the portrait, and some of the ex-
planations are in German. The latitude only is marked,
and only on the right side. The inscription at the top
near the royal arms, and under the name 'New England/
reads Prince Charles Prince of Great Britaine.

"i l /2. Like i except there is no escutcheon.

"(2) Like (i) except that the date 1614 is intro-
duced, as are P. Travers and Gerrard's Isles near Pem-
brock's Bay. Payne' lies are not yet marked. Smith's
escutcheon, ivithout the motto, is engraved near the
lower left hand corner.

"(3) Like (2) except that the motto, 'Vincere est
vivere/ is inserted along the line of Smith's escutcheon,
and his portrait is very much worn. The degrees of
latitude are marked on both sides, and the longitude at
the top and bottom.

"(4) Like (3) except that Payne's Isles are marked
near the River Forth ; Smith's whole portrait has been
retouched ; the side of the breastplate at his right is
covered with contretailles ; Robert Clark's name is oblit-
erated, but Pass' and Low's remain. Deane says Clark's
name is only partially obliterated, it can be seen on all
the maps subsequently published, but on (8) appears
very plainly, the whole map having been retouched.

"(5) In all respects like (4) except that George
Low's name is changed for that of James Reeve.

"(6) Like (5) except that Smith's whole armor is
covered with an ornament of leaves. The following
names are introduced for the first time : West's Bay
near Cape James, P. Standish, Ncu< (above Plimouth),
P. Wynthrop, P. Reeves, and Salon, the last just north

134 SMITH.

of Cape Anna. Fullerton Isles, Gary Isles, and P. Mur-
ray are altered to Francis' Isle, Claiborn's Isle, and P.
Saltonstall. The inscription at the top now reads thus :
'Prince Charles, | nowe King of great Britaine.'

"(7) Like (6) Charlton is added near the River
Charles ; Salem is obliterated and placed at the South of
Bristow, and directly in the center of the map a large
coat of arms with supporters and the motto, 'Gens in-
cognita mihi serviet,' is introduced. Martin's Isle also
introduced in the upper right hand corner. Two rivers
take their source south of the tree below South Hamp-
ton, and run into Talbot's Bay, between Bristow and
Bastable, obliterating in their course a church found on
the other maps. There is a church represented, with
Salem in its new position.

"(8) Like (7) with these additions. The course of
the River Charles is carried out to the edge of the map,
and the names of several towns, Saugus, Charles Towne,
Medford, Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, Newtowne,
Water-towne, are laid down upon or near it; houses,
men, trees and animals are represented ; a large school
of codfish is introduced below the single ship, and under
the compass these words are printed : 'He that desyres
to know more of the Estate of New | England, lett him
read a new Book of the prospecte" | of new England, and
ther he shall have Satisfaction.' | This refers to Wood's
New England's Prospects, the first edition of which was
published in 1634, after which date this notice must
have been inserted in the map. This map, thus altered,
does not therefore belong to Smith's History. Winnis-
simie is introduced between Boston and Dorchester.

"In 1635, Michael Sparke (possibly the Michael
Sparkes in the title page of the editions of 1624, '26, and
'27) published a Gazetteer in folio, under the following
title : 'Historia Mundi, or Mercator's Atlas ; containing
his Cosmographical Descriptions of the Fabricke and
Figure of the World. Lately rectified in divers places,
as also beautified and enlarged with new Mapps and
Tables by the Studious Industrie of Jodocus Hondy.
Englished by W. S. Generosus and Coll. Regin Oxoniae.
London, printed for Michaell .Sparke and Samuel Cart-
wright. 1635.'

SMITH. 135

"In the list of maps one of New England is men-
tioned 'after the booke before the Table' and in the
Table, a 'Description of New England' is announced at
page 931.' The text finishes at page 930, and in this
place, before the 'Table,' is found the Map of New Eng-
land exactly as described under (8). There is no 'De-
scription' referring to this map and the notice on the
map is probably the description alluded to.

"In the Table is the following quaint notice : 'Cap-
taine John Smith in the yeere 1608 did discover Virginia,
quod 'In illius honorem quern meruit, adnotavit Mer-
cator. Et ego amicitiae gratia, in Indice collocavi, and
shortly expect a map of Virginia, according as it is now,
more exact.'

"On the last page below the errata is this memo-
randum : 'In page 905, for the Description of New Spaine,
read New Virginia, but there is no map for Virginia
in regard there is more exact map drawing in that Coun-
try, whose Platforme is not yet come over; but when it
comes, every Buyer of the Booke shall have it given
him gratis.' At page 905, this duplicate map of New
Spain has a map of Virginia pasted over it, with the date
'Ralph Hall sculpsit, 1636.'

"Copies of other books by Smith are found either
with the map (i) or another map to some of which they
do not belong but have been inserted by book collec-

"Other of Smith's books :

"The True Relation. London. 1608. Written by
Thomas Watson, Gent, one of said Collony. London for
John Tappe, 1608. 4to, with map. The printer's address
shows that the book was really written by Capt. John
Smith, 'one of the Consell there in Virginia,' and Wat-
son's name inserted in the title page by mistake. Deane
says: It may be affirmed that there is no reference to a
map throughout this tract. It will probably be found
that the map in the Grenville copy has been inserted
from some other volume.

"(2) A Map of Virginia. Oxford. 1612. Smith in a
letter from Virginia near the close of 1608 writes thus:
'I have sent you this map of the Bay and Rivers, with
an annexed Relation of the Countries and natives that


inhabit them.' This is no doubt the map IV, (i). and
the Relation is that portion of the Tract, 1612, which was
written by Smith, viz, the first part. In the preface to
this tract we are told that 'it was penned in the Land it
treateth of.'

"3. 4. New England's Trials. 1620-22. It is prob-
able that a map should accompany both these tracts.
(Lowndes does not mention the maps.) This map is
found in Higginson's New England's Plantation. Of
Higginson's New England's Plantation there were three
editions, all published in 1630. The first edition is stated
by Rich to have appeared in 1628, but erroneously, for
Higginson did not arrive in New England until 1629. It
is a small pamphlet of 20 pages. The second edition is
said on the title page to be enlarged, and has 6 additional
pages. There is no mention of a map throughout the
work ; but, at the close, it gives a list of the old and new
names of the most remarkable places, beginning at the
South and proceeding northward in regular order, only a
few names being passed over. In this list Plimouth has
not the prefix New, but it is so called in the body of the
work ; and on this map for the first time. Salem, at which
place he says he had settled, follows Bastable : this corre-
sponds with (6). It must be recollected, that in (7) the
situation of Salem is changed ; and according to that
map (7), it would, in the enumeration, come before
Bristow. Again, if (6) were published in 1630 it must
have appeared late in that year, with scarcely time to
have crossed the Atlantic, for on it are found, for the
first time, P. Winthrop and P. Saltonstall, and these
gentlemen did not arrive in the colony until the summer
of 1630. These names do not occur in Higginson's enum-
eration. If, then, his book ought to have a map, and
the position of Salem on his list is the only argument
of consequence in favor of it, we should be forced to ap-
propriate (6) to his work; while the introduction of the
Points would prove that the book must have appeared
late in the year, perhaps that the map belongs only to
the third edition. No opportunity has been afforded of
examining this edition to know if further additions have
been made, or whether it is mere reprint of the second.
This second edition having been printed by Sparke, as

SMITH. 137

were the folios 1624, 1626, and 1627, and the Hondius
1635, he was probably the owner of the map, and may
have inserted it in the book without authority.

"(5) Advertisements for Planters. Printed by John
Haviland. 1631. /{.to. This work should have the map
and (6) is found in some copies of it apparently undis-
turbed. Smith states that Salem was settled in March,
1629, and adds, as Higginson says, that it was called by
the natives Naemkeck, by the king, Bastable, and by the
planters, Salem this agrees with (6). He gives its
latitude 42 38" this agrees with (7), Salem being re-
moved south to nearly that position. He proceeds
'Some few of Dorchester/ (first found on (8)) 'have
joined in society with others, and have sent to the Mas-
sachusetts, which they call Charlton or Charlestowne.'
Here, again, he follows Higginson, who states 'the rest

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