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Map of Virginia, 1615.
|Map of Virginia, 1615.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PX7335|
|Description: Virginia, on the east coast of mainland America, was the home of some of the first British colonists. George Washington, the first American president, was a Virginian from Northamptonshire stock. Virginia has a warm, fertile climate, perfect for the growing of tobacco. The tobacco leaf was first introduced to England by Francis Drake in 1585, and smoking became popular, especially among the wealthier classes, from that time.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|