Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Helping out

So the brother-in-law turned up this evening with an old map:

...and wondered if I could date it for him.

After much googling I discovered this map:

...which is dated to 1746, a little older than my b-i-l thought it was. He was delighted to hear that it was drawn over a quarter of a millennium ago.

But I was not completely satisfied with that date, and eventually tracked down the real original; the date was not 1746 but 1692.

I am kicking myself for making such a horrendous mistake; wrong by several decades.
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