An antiqued rendering of John Smith’s map of New England (1635 version). After Smith returned to England from Virginia – in some disgrace – he took every opportunity to return to America. He mapped the New England coast (which he named) in 1614. Despite his every effort, he was not chosen to lead further English colonization. New Plimouth (1620) is marked near the beginning of Cape Cod at the bottom of the map. Charlestown (1630) – which just predates Boston – is also marked.