Robert Beverly's treatise entitled "The History and Present State of Virginia, in Four Parts," which was printed in London in 1705. The native Virginian extensively covered many topics, including history, governance, natural resources and produced goods, and Native American religion, laws and customs. Also included were a preface, table of contents, and numerous illustrations. Of note, each of the four parts (bound in one book) were separately paginated.
Frontispiece: arms of Virginia, and engraved title, "The history and present state of Virginia. By R.B. gent. S. Gribelin sculps". The plates engraved by Gribelin are reproductions of John White's drawings as published by De Bry in Hariot's Admiranda narratio. Attributed to Robert Beverley. See Hanson. Errata: 4th unnumbered page. Table of contents from title page.
Formatted Contents Note
I. The history of the first settlement of Virginia, and the government thereof, to the present time II. The natural productions and conveniencies of the country, suited to trade and improvement III. The native Indians, their religion, laws, and customs, in war and peace IV. The present state of the country, as to the polity of the government, and the improvements of the land.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (LLMC Digital, viewed May 15, 2018).
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Print version: Beverley, Robert, approximately 1673-1722. History and present state of Virginia, in four parts. London : Printed for R. Parker, 1705 Microform version: Beverley, Robert, approximately 1673-1722. History and present state of Virginia. London : Printed for R. Parker, 1705