Who’s your favorite map provider? Google Earth? Mapquest? AAA? In November, GRIVA will take a look back at the maps that were available to travelers in the 17th Century.

In 1607, Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay and created the first detailed map of the area. Over the next years, 10 updated versions of the map were issued. Our guest speaker, antique dealer and map collector David Williams, will discuss John Smith’s maps of Virginia and North America and the influence they had on later mapmakers.

Join us for “John Smith, First Cartographer of Virginia” on November 27, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

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