A map named "La Virginea Pars" painted by explorer John White between shows a patch stuck to the map -- which could be a clue to understand what happened to the Roanoke settlement that disappeared after White sailed back to England.
anew look at a map, painted by roanoke colonist leader john white, has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the lost colony, the settlers who disappeared from britain's roanoke island in the late century.
Roanoke: Roanoke was originally founded by England's Sir Walter Raleigh. The main purpose of his trip to the New World was to make Roanoke Island a military colony. In fact, England sent seven ships full of soldiers on this trip. Due to the expedtion's encountering too many problems, this first attempt at settling a colony was unsuccessful. http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00156/roanokeoverview.html
In 1587, 115 People Disappeared From Roanoke After Carving One Word Into A Tree
Ancient map gives clue to fate of 'Lost Colony' A new look at a map has yielded a tantalising clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from Britain's Roanoke Island in the late century.