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Africae Descriptio.jpg
This document is a map of Africa that was published by Gerhard Mercator in 1607. Mercator was a cartographer of great renown and he was very well known for his world map Typus Orbis Terrarum. While quite detailed and relatively correct in shape, it…

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Antonio Sansone was born in 1856 in Termini Imerese, Sicily, and immigrated to the United States in 1880.  By 1899, he had established Antonio Sansone & Company, a wholesale dealer of fruit located on East Main Street, near the city market, in…

ShortCatechism.pdf
CONTENT WARNING: Materials in the Library of Virginia's collections contain historical terms, phrases, and images that are offensive to modern readers. These include demeaning and dehumanizing references to race, ethinicity, and nationality; enslaved…

John_Smith_Map.jpg
This map is attributed to Captain John Smith (1580-1631) and is one of the earliest representations of Virginia. It was one of the first maps to be published in Europe that accurately depicted the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coastline. It also…

1812slaves.jpg
CONTENT WARNING: Materials in the Library of Virginia's collections contain historical terms, phrases, and images that are offensive to modern readers. These include demeaning and dehumanizing references to race, ethinicity, and nationality; enslaved…

mccormack.jpg
This Document Bank of Virginia resource has two entries; click the titles below to read more.Prejudice Behind the BeautyThis Document Bank of Virginia entry has been contributed by University of Richmond student Meghann Lewis (LAIS 309- Spanish…

George Washington survey.jpg
This document is a 1749 land survey that George Washington did for Edward Hogan as part of his job as the county surveyor for Culpeper County, which was then newly created. Washington was all of seventeen years of age when he took on this job,…

James Madison Map of Virginia 1807.jpg
This map shows Virginia as it was in the early 1800s, when many people were beginning to move from the fairly settled eastern shore into the western parts of the state. It was surveyed under the supervision of James Madison.Citation: Madison, James,…

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The Map of Spain and Portugal                 When examining the map of Spain and Portugal for the first time, the effort that the cartographer put into each aspect is seen. The map contains many details that the cartographer drew with precision.…

Smith 01.jpg
In 1906 Robert Baden-Powell presented this bust of John Smith to the Commonwealth. Although best known as the founder of the Boy Scout movement, Baden-Powell was also an artist of considerable skill.  While in South Africa, he modeled in clay as a…
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