Lots of work is going on behind the scenes. What did
we ever do without e-mail and how did we collaborate on a project spanning two
continents, three countries and many states, counties and provinces? Maybe
the answer is that projects of this magnitude were handled differently, not at
all, or proceeded much more slowly. Recently Andy and Baylus have been
working together on the geography of the Outer Banks island chain. Come
ride along with Baylus on their journey of discovery!!
The False Cape
By Baylus Brooks
Ever since Andy Powell emailed about the “false cape”
in the area of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks it has been bugging me about the
current water levels as compared with the water levels suspected in 1585 when
John White made his map. It was much lower in 1585. By how much was
the next question. What did the Outer Banks look like at the time that
John White watercolored them? Why in the world did he paint such a
prominent cape that no longer exists?
Here are the two versions of White’s map, compared in
DeBry’s chosen orientation of West on top:
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