Re-Stating Cook’s 1773 Map of the Province of South Carolina

In June 1766, the South Carolina legislature published the following solicitation:

ANY Person or Persons capable and inclinable to make an accurate MAP of the Province from actual Survey, are desired to give in their Proposals as speedily as possible.

Answering that call were… Continue reading “Re-Stating Cook’s 1773 Map of the Province of South Carolina”

What’s in a name? Green’s Path

The East Coast Greenway organization’s vision is …a green travel corridor [that] will provide cyclists, walkers, and other muscle-powered modes of transportation with a low-impact way to explore the eastern seaboard. Over 300 years ago, there was a trail in eastern North Carolina that undoubtedly required muscle power. It was literally a green way or, more specifically, the Green Path, as illustrated here:

Detail from the 1775 Mouzon map, courtesy of the David Rumsey Collection
Detail from the 1775 Mouzon map, courtesy of the David Rumsey Collection

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Saturday Map Seminar at MESDA, November 9

We hope you’ll join other cartophiles for a day devoted to the discussion of colonial era maps. The event will be at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 (MESDA on Google Maps). The event will include lectures and an opportunity to see some extraordinarily rare map treasures in the Moravian Archives. Here are details that have been shamelessly copied from the MESDA event site:

MESDA Saturday Seminar: Mapping the Early South III: New Insights

November 9, 2013

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Explore and discuss recent findings in the study of important early maps of Virginia and the Carolinas, including the Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia; Carolina Comparative Cartography – Mouzon and Others; and early maps of Wachovia in North Carolina.


Moderator: Margaret Pritchard, Senior Curator and Curator of Maps, Prints & Wallpaper, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Henry G. Taliaferro, Map Dealer, Partner, Cohen & Taliaferro LLC, New York City

Jay Lester, Independent Scholar

Johanna Brown, Director of Collections, Curator of Moravian Decorative Arts, Old Salem Museum & Gardens


$65 / $60 for Friends of MESDA (Cost includes all sessions, seminar materials, and lunch)


Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required to ensure a place.  To register or to receive a brochure please call 336-721-7360 or email Or download a registration form.

We hope to see you there!