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Image number: RS.15586
Credit: ©The Royal Society
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Map of Jamestown


17 August 1688


Unknown, Artist

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height (page): 334mm
width (page): 220mm



A drawing showing in graphite the rivers around the Jamestown peninsula. The names of the river and landmarks were written in in ink.

From a letter written by John Clayton, Virginia, dated 17 August 1688.

John Clayton (c.1657-1725), natural historian and clergyman, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1688. Clayton joined the British colonial forces in Virginia in 1684 to become rector of James City Parish in Jamestown.

Object history

At the meeting on 24 October 1688, 'A long letter from Mr Clayton concerning severall observations he made in Virginia was read' (JBO/8/255).

Related Fellows

John Clayton (1657-1725, British), Natural historian

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