Re-prioritizing Blome’s Description

There are 3 issues of the 1672 first edition of A Description of the Island of Jamaica; with the other Isles and Territories in America…published by Richard Blome, varying in the seller listed on the title page, as follows: Continue reading

Re-stating Blome’s A Generall Mapp of Carolina

A Generall Mapp of Carolina Describeing its Sea Coast and Rivers, London Printed for Ric. Blome, was published in A Description of the Island of Jamaica: With the other Isles and Territories in America, by Richard Blome (Burden, Plate 420). The title page in the first edition of the book is dated 1672. Continue reading

Join us at Hope Plantation on January 18!

I hope to see you at Hope Plantation on January 18. Please see registration details below.

Exploring Northeastern North Carolina’s

Early Architecture and Maps

January 18, 2014 ♦ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

9:30 -10:00 am ♦ Registration and Coffee

10:00 am ♦ Reid Thomas, Restoration Specialist, NC State Historic Preservation Office
Exploring Northeastern North Carolina’s Early Architecture

An illustrated survey of regional buildings from the recently discovered oldest dated house to ones built up to about 1840 will be presented. Several fascination buildings (from humble one-room abodes to finer multi-room houses) that have been studied over the last 20+ years will be highlighted.

12:00 -1:00 pm ♦ Lunch

1:00 pm ♦ Jay Lester, Independent Scholar
To David Stone and Peter Brown, Esq.: this first actual survey of the state of North Carolina taken by the subscribers is respectfully dedicated: The Story of the Price-Strother Map

The 1808 Price-Strother map of North Carolina, published with the financial backing of David Stone, was the first map of the State by actual survey. A review of the map was published in 1964 in the North Carolina Historical Review. Through many hours spent in archives, libraries, and on line, a greatly expanded and corrected history of the map is now pending publication in the MESDA Journal.

2:30 pm ♦ Dale Loberger, Historic Interpreter, Monroe, NC
Hands-on demonstration of surveying equipment of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

Advances in science and the demands of a developing continent led to rapid growth of tools and techniques for describing physical geography and bringing order to the untamed world. Learn through experience how early maps were created from the instruments devised to measure and plan the future of a new world.

 

Conference registration fee $25.00  ♦ *Registration Deadline January 15, 2014

Printable flyer for registration: http://goo.gl/x8SVsc

Make check payable to:

Historic Hope Foundation / 132 Hope House Road / Windsor, NC 27983

Phone: 252-794-3140 / Fax: 252-794-5583 / Email: info@hopeplantation.org