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Projection

Rhumblines

also rhumb lines or rumb lines, or loxodrome. "This line of constant bearing is called a Rhumb line. The word 'rhumb' (or sometimes rumb and it is the same in French though not very well known) comes from the name of angle measurement representing the 'point' on the old fashioned compass cards. There are 32 'rhumbs' in 360 degrees, hence a rhumb is 11 1/4 degrees." (Source: http://jacq.istos.com.au/sundry/navrhumb.html)
Detail from "A new chart of the coast of North America from Cuurituck Inlet to Savannah River...," 1794. NCC call number Cm912m N87 1794.
Detail from "A new chart of the coast of North America from Cuurituck Inlet to Savannah River...," 1794. NCC call number Cm912m N87 1794.


Sculp. (also Sc., Sculpt., or Sculpsit)

Variations of this term (from the Latin word sculpsit, meaning to carve or engrave) are used to denote the name of the engraver of the map. The name of the engraver is often listed at the bottom of the map.
Detail from "[Map of Louisiana, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, and Florida]," 1763. NCC call number Cm912 1775s1.
Detail from "North Carolina," 1814. State Archives call number MC.150.1814b.
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