Cumming Collection Maps Now Available on North Carolina Maps Digital Project

Big map news! Forty-one maps from the renowned William Patterson Cumming Collection at Davidson College are now available online through the North Carolina Maps digital project.

Cumming, a longtime faculty member at Davidson College, was an authority on the early mapping of the southeastern United States. His book, The Southeast in Early Maps (UNC Press, 1958, revised 1998), is the standard work on the subject, containing a thorough bibliography of early maps of North Carolina and the southeast. Cumming’s research was supplemented by an impressive private collection, which is now maintained in the Davidson College Library.

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