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Edward Brent Lane: “John White's 1585 Map of the North Carolina Outer Banks"

  • Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Library of Congress & Zoom

Arranged with the assistance of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society; Sponsored in partnership with California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies.

Location: Zoom

Time:  7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT

Title: John White's 1585 Map of the North Carolina Outer Banks

Speaker:  Edward Brent Lane, Fellow of Global Heritage Economics, Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

As a native North Carolinian, Brent was surprised to learn that behind the romanticism of the story of Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Lost Colony” lay a 16th century tale of scientific entrepreneurship addressing challenges still faced by today’s new tech businesses in places like Silicon Valley and the Research Triangle Park. Raleigh faced rightly skeptical investors as he sought startup capital for his 1584-1590 Roanoke Colony venture. Cartography played a key role in his “campaign of persuasion,” at the center of which was John White’s 1585 Map of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

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