Item Details

Print View

A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia: With a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre in the Time of Peace and League, Treacherously Executed by the Natiue Infidels Vpon the English, the 22 of March Last. Together With the Names of Those That Were Then Massacred; That Their Lawfull Heyres, by This Notice Giuen, May Take Order for the Inheriting of Their Lands and Estates in Virginia. An a Treatise Annexed

written by that learned mathematician M. Henry Briggs, of the northwest passage to the South Sea through the continent of Virginia, and by Fretum Hudson. Also a commemoration of such worthy benefactors as haue contributed their Christian charitie towards the aduancement of the colony. And a note of the charges of necessary prouisions fit for eue...
Book; Online
London, : Imprinted by G. Eld. for R. Mylbourne, 1622.
Variant Title
Treatise of the northwest passage to the South Sea, through the continent of Virginia and by Fretum Hudson
[8], 54, [2], 1 folded leaf : frontispiece ; 18 cm (4to)
  • Dedication signed: Edvvard Waterhovse.
  • The frontispiece is a woodcut, representing the seal of King James I; the last leaf is blank.
  • Folded leaf is "The inconveniencies that have happened to some persons vvhich have transported themselves from England to Virginia ... Imprinted at London by Felix Kyngston. 1622.", probably issued by the Virginia Company of London; also separately issued as STC 24844.
  • Caption title on leaf G3r "A treatise of the northwest passage to the South Sea, through the continent of Virginia and by Fretum Hudson." is signed at end: H.B., i.e. Henry Briggs.
  • "Here following is set downe a true list of the names of all those that were massacred by the treachery of the sauages in Virginia, the 22 March last ..."--p.35-43. Includes lists of colonists killed at Berkeley Hundred, Flowerdew Hundred and other plantations.
  • Entered at Stationers' Hall 31 August 1622.
  • Errata notes "Faults in printing are thus to be amended" (9 lines) on p. [8].
  • Signatures: A-H⁴ (H4 blank).
  • Head-pieces, initials and printed marginalia.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Library copy: Imperfect: wanting the frontispiece. Disbound. Housed in a brown cloth covered portfolio and matching quarter brown morocco and cloth slipcase. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
Cited in
Brown, A. First republic in America (1898 edition), p. 486-488
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, entry 396
English short title catalogue, entry S111598
Kingsbury, S.M. Records of the Virginia company of London, vol. 1, p. 152, entry 293
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), entry 25104
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, entry 99885
Winsor, J. Narrative and critical history of America, vol. 3, p. 163
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View


Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Special Collections Special Collections N/A Available
image of the page of the digitized material
A 1622 .W37