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The New Way to the Forks of the Ohio: Reflection on John Potts's Map of 1758

@article{Myers1998TheNW,
  title={The New Way to the Forks of the Ohio: Reflection on John Potts's Map of 1758},
  author={J. Myers},
  journal={Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography},
  year={1998},
  volume={122},
  pages={385-410}
}
  • J. Myers
  • Published 1998
  • Engineering
  • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
In the course of his illuminating discussion of cartographic symbolism in The Power of Maps, Denis Wood laconically observes that the adage "Every map is out-of-date before it's printed" is not one over which "cartographers lose sleep." This must certainly have been true in the instance of Pennsylvania Surveyor-General Nicholas Scull, who in 1759 published his watershed map of the "Improved Part of the Province of Pennsylvania," dedicating it to the "true 8c absolute Proprietaries Thomas… Expand

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