Cartographic Misrepresentations of Florida and the Lost Town of Ais with Archaeologist Alan Brech | November 13 2013

The geography of Florida remained speculative and full of errors well into the 19th Century, long after other areas under Euro-American control had been surveyed and mapped. The cartographic results of these errors--the erroneous maps that were produced--are shown and discussed. Understanding the inaccuracy of pre-American maps and geographies of Florida allows for the discovery of the true location of the paramount Indian village of the people known as the Ais. Jonathan Dickinson's route as he walked from Jupiter to Ais can also be determined once we rid ourselves of a single 250-year-old error in the Anglo-American geography of Florida--the mistaken notion that the Old Indian River Inlet was the Inlet of the Ais
Date and Time:
Nov 13, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue:
  • West Melbourne Public Library
  • 2755 Wingate Blvd.
  • West Melbourne
  • 32904
Contact Info:
Tricia Aynes
taynes@brev.org
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