Metal Detecting Research & Exploration - A Complete Guide, page 34

Basic Map Analyzing Techniques

MAP COMPARISON - A TUTORIAL

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My second step is to study the oldest available maps of the area and try to pinpoint the wasted grounds on them. For convenience, I assigned each location a number. At first, it may look confusing to you... Just bear with me.

A Fragment of Historic 1676 Map

Historic 1676 Map for Research

Locations # 1, # 2, # 4, # 5, # 6 and # 7 are villages, and location # 3 is a manor called Woisaka Hoff; hoff (swe.) = manor, estate. Four locations - # 7, # 8, # 9 and # 10, are not the "key-players" in this tutorial and marked just to show you a couple of noticeable changes.

A Fragment of Historic 1704 Map

A Fragment of Historic 1704 Map for Research

After comparing just these two historic maps, one can see a few changes that had occurred within 30 years between their issuances: settlement # 8 had disappeared from the map, and settlement # 10 appeared on it, a couple of other villages were relocated or merged with other settlements. Also the spellings of place names are slightly different.


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