Colonial Period Living History

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Horn with Scrimshaw Map of Virginia, 1753

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Horns of this design were created to show one's travels into the New Land, or Western Frontier. This map shows the movement from the Atlantic Ocean into Virginia's Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers, West, South-West, across the Blue Ridge Mountains, and finally stopping past the New River into the contested Indian Territory of what would later become Kentucky and Ohio.