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Contemporary Map
Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout
This map was drawn in 1585 by John White (* c. 1540, † c. 1593), an English artist, and provides a detailed rendering of the east coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay in the north to Cape Lookout in the south in present-day North Carolina. White accompanied the second Roanoke voyage acting as a mapmaker. The expedition of 600 men aboard a fleet of five ships and two smaller pinnaces was led by Admiral Sir Richard Grenville (* 1542, † 1591). His flagship "Tyger", is shown at the bottom of the map.


Northern part of the map


Southern part of the map


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