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His account of the voyage, named 'A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia', was published in 1588, probably written a year before.
Above: Virginea Pars map, drawn by John White during his initial visit in 1585. Roanoke is the small pink island in the middle right of the map.
Dancing Secotan Indians on Roanoke Island
Governor John White and his men discover in 1590 the word CROATOAN carved on a tree - the only trace of the 1587 ‘Lost Colony’ of 115 settlers which included White's granddaughter (19th century illustration)