This was previously published on the NC Map Blog on May 15, 2019. It somehow has completely vanished. Not only is it no longer on the published blog, it isn’t anywhere in my list of posts on my admin page. Unfortunately, Internet Archive (Wayback Machine) captured only the blog home page in August 2019, at which time the Kocherthal post introduction was still there. However, the entire Kocherthal post page was not captured. I previously did save the post as a pdf, but this pdf did not capture footnotes, references, or hyperlinks. Here is a link to the pdf if the viewer below does not work in your browser.

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  1. This map is very interesting in that it created or derived from a continental format for maps of North Carolina while English maps seem to have derived from a different format that seems to have the Harriot-White map of ca. 1585 as its base. One of the most important goals of map studies of maps for Virginia, Carolina, Pennsylvania, etc. is to establish the root maps for these land masses bearing off of rivers and coasts is to establish the 5 or 6 seminal base maps that were followed for generations. Bill Wooldridge has done this for the mapping of Virginia very convincingly. Now we need to do it for Carolina and North Carolina. Our map heritage is a bit smaller than Virginia, so it ought to be possible.

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