Topic: Maps

Historical sketches of N.E. Fremont Twp., Cedar Lk., Ray, Clear Lk., Michigan border, Steuben County, Indiana

Historical sketches of N.E. Fremont Twp., Cedar Lk., Ray, Clear Lk., Michigan border, Steuben County, Indiana. Included with these books is a separate manuscript called “William Duguid Descendants and History in America.” This manuscript starts at image 653 of 886 in volume 1. Volume 2 contains the Cedar Lake Congregation Session Records 1841-1892 and Deeds, Documents and Letters concerning the William Duguid descendants. Both volumes contain historical articles and remembrances concerning the area in Steuben County Indiana.

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Map Making, from Majorca to Appalachia

From the moment that Europeans learned that a New World existed across the waters of the Atlantic, map makers in Western Europe began turning maps of that New World. At first these maps were grossly inaccurate and assumed the either the Americas were part of the Orient or merely consisted of islands off the shores of Asia. As more and more log books and navigation charts were returned to Spain, Portugal, France and England by explorers, the maps grew more precise.

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