Captain Gosnold Encounters Indians in New England
Original Author: Pieter Vander Aa, publisher
Created: 1625 original; 1706 edition shown
Medium: Engraving

Captain Gosnold Encounters Indians in New England

A foldout engraving from the 1706 Dutch edition of Gabriel Archer's "The Relation of Captaine Gosnols Voyage to the North Part of Virginia" (1625) depicts Bartholomew Gosnold and a small contingent of his men meeting the local Indians on Cape Cod, then considered a northern part of Virginia. In the foreground, Gosnold presents gifts to the leader of the Indians. Archer wrote of the incident, "Our Captain gave him a straw hat and a pair of knives; the hat awhile he wore, but the knives he beheld with great marveling, being very bright and sharp; this our courtesy made them all in love with us." In the background, the English are building a trading post (which Archer refers to as a "fort") on Cuttyhunk Island.

Citation: Bartholomeus Gosnols Reys Van Engeland na het Noorder Gedeelte Van Virginien, Anno 1602. F7 .G67 1706. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.