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Maps: Published vs. Manuscript
In Response To: Aerials & Maps ()

Here are extracts from examples of a published map and a manuscript map of the same area. The first image is the finished published map usually done by a draftsman from a surveyor’s manuscript map and the second image is the manuscript map that the surveyor would have made from his field note book and other notes.

As you can see a lot of the good detail information from the manuscript map is lost on the published map. So if possible you want to track down manuscript versions of maps & notes with possibly more information on your area of interest. And even better is to find the surveyor’s field note book. Below is an extracted area from a map in a surveyor's field note book.

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