Exhibit on New World maps now on display at the Chrysler

"Envisioning Virginia 1587-1784: Early Maps of the New World" will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia, through August 12.

Through infrequently seen and sometimes unique maps drawn from a private Virginia collection, the exhibition will show how maps provide a visual record of the changing answers to the question, "What is Virginia?" John White's famous Virginia (published in 1590 with illustrations by Theodore de Bry), Abraham Oretelius' map America from 1587, and Captain John Smith's celebrated Virginia map from 1626, as well as other significant English, Dutch, and Italian examples, are included.