One of the First Histories of Virginia

Histoire de la Virginie.

Paris: Pierre Ribou, 1707.

Price: $750.00

About the item

Illustrated. Folding chart. 1 vols. 12mo. One of the First Histories of Virginia. Contemporary calf. Worn, lacks engraved title-page. Howes B410; Sabin 5112; John Carter Brown v.I, pt. III: 93; Church 821.

Item #6534

An early edition (published the same year as the Amsterdam and Orleans editions) of the earliest history of Virginia, after Captain John Smith’s. Written by a planter who spent most of his life there. It was written primarily to correct Oldmixon.” (Church). Published anonymously, it is illustrated with reduced reproductions of engravings from De Bry, by Gribelin. “Beverly’s style is easy, unsophisticated, and pleasing, and his work is most useful for the period following the Restoration.” (Church).