John White’s name is often used in connection with the attempt to colonize Roanoke Island that resulted in the “Lost Colony.” He was an artist, a surveyor, a cartographer. What more do we know about him, though?
NCpedia currently has two essays about John White. One essay focuses on background information about him: http://ncpedia.org/biography/governors/white. Another focuses on his drawings and what they may have meant to people in his time (the late 1500s): http://ncpedia.org/culture/art/white-john.