One of the most important pieces in the Trust’s collection is a very early map of Bermuda which is attributed to Admiral Sir George Somers. He was the Admiral of the Fleet, travelling on the Sea Venture when it was wrecked off Bermuda in 1609 on its way to Virginia, marking the beginning of the settlement of the Somers Isles. The map is remarkable for its detail and accuracy, and for the tiny image of two men hunting wild hogs with the ship’s dog.  On vellum, it came from the collection of the first Baron Dartmouth, 1648, and bore the Harington Arms.

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