A New Land, ‘A New Voyage’: John Lawson’s Exploration of Carolina

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A new exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh commemorates the 300th anniversary of the publication of A New Voyage to Carolina. Published in 1709 in London, the book by English explorer and naturalist John Lawson was the first major attempt to describe the natural history of the New World to Europeans.

The book is based on Lawson’s 550-mile, 57-day trek with nine others through Carolina in 1700 and 1701.

Continue reading the article “A New Land, ‘A New Voyage’: John Lawson’s Exploration of Carolina” here, and you can read the book itself online at Gutenberg.net in a variety of formats. Posted also under “tourism” because John Lawson came here and wrote about it – in 1709.

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