Events, North Carolina History, Special Collections

Early N.C. Map Topic of Program March 10

The Moseley Manuscript Map of North Carolina of 1737: Its History and the Hunt for Its Provenance

Saturday, Mar. 10, 2012
Wilson Special Collections Library
9:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries for attendees| Main Lobby
10 a.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

Map collectors, scholars of early America, and history buffs can learn more about an early North Carolina map at a free March 10 event in the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC.

Independent scholar Michael McNamara will discuss questions of authorship and provenance surrounding the “Moseley Manuscript Map,” a recently discovered 1737 document that builds on Surveyor General Edward Moseley’s famous “A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina” (1733).

The “Moseley Manuscript Map” closely reproduces most of the original, but features additional detail on the interior of the colony and a proposed settlement at the head of the Pee Dee River where the Yadkin and Uwharrie rivers merge.

McNamara, of Williamsburg, Va., is president of Castle Development Corporation and is an avid map collector and researcher.

The event will also feature a display of several maps depicting North Carolina at the time of European settlement and in the century thereafter.

The North Carolina Collection, Rare Book Collection, William P. Cumming Map Society, and the Friends of the Library will sponsor the program.

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