Hutton Pulitzer Reports:  ‘Lost’ Map of Cornwall Found- #HuttonPulitzer

An important map which was lost for generations has been found more than 300 years after it was drawn.The map of Cornwall was discovered in the private collection of a historian who died in June.

Mapmaker George Withiell created it in 1690 to keep track of the new town of Falmouth, which was rapidly expanding.It was last on public display in the 1880s and will be made available to the public by the county’s record office.David Thomas, archivist at Cornwall Record Office, said: “It is one of the most significant early Cornish maps to emerge into the public domain in recent years and we are delighted to have it in our collections, where it will help researchers further understand the growth and development of Falmouth.”

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Source: ‘Lost’ map of Cornwall found in collection – BBC News

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