NOTE: RED TEXT HAS BEEN SUBSITUTED FOR ORIGINAL TYPE FOR LEGIBILITY




Port Royal, ca. 1680s.
Copy drawn ca. mid 18th century. Map maker unknown.


One of the major concerns of the various archaeological projects at Port Royal has been to come up with an accurate map of the pre-1692 city. This early map, which is housed in the British Museum (MS 15494.22), has been the one most heavily relied upon for positioning the streets and building blocks of the town.

Unfortunately, this map is a mid 18th-century copy (the original is missing), and the street widths and angles between streets are suspect. Nevertheless, it has served as the basis of many of the later reconstructed maps.





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