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Hi!

 

I have to locate several ship wrecks on an 1910 map (a scan of an actual 1910 map on which the labels have been erased). 

 

I tried and failed to find an other map of that period with shipwreck symbol on it to know what to use (I need something authentic looking).

 

I have maps from the 1860's with a symbol that looks like this : +++  (first attachment)

 

I have found in the 1950's the same symbol with the one I've found on today's maps (kind of a rotate triangle with a mast on it) (2nd attachment). 

 

Was this symbols used in the early 20th century? If not, what was used? I looked on David Rumsey's map collection and didn't find anything.

 

Thanks!

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Finally, the museum curator suggested to simply put 'X' on it.

 

Empress_of_Ireland_X.png

 

I added some scribble in Illustrator for an handmade effect-ish...

 

The final map will be printed 48" x 174". Can't wait so see that! :)

 

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Very nice work Francois.

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Beautiful map Francois, although seeing an X on a historic-looking map makes me want to get my shovel and start digging for treasure  ;)  I kinda wish it was "Talk Like A Pirate Day" today now...


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Hans, they're shipwrecks... they may as well have some treasure inside their hull... ;) 



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Hey they are shipwrecks and probablly also protected by law from excavation!

 

I too like the maps. I'd prefer the traditional wreck symbol if you are simply illustrating the general location, as it shows what you are talking about and something more precise if I have to go there and relocate the site. It would be really cool to have different types of wrecked ship to illustrate the type of ship wrecked.

 

and yes I used to run a Mariutime Archaeology Unit.

 

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Hey they are shipwrecks and probablly also protected by law from excavation!

 

I too like the maps. I'd prefer the traditional wreck symbol if you are simply illustrating the general location, as it shows what you are talking about and something more precise if I have to go there and relocate the site. It would be really cool to have different types of wrecked ship to illustrate the type of ship wrecked.

 

and yes I used to run a Mariutime Archaeology Unit.

 

Iain

 

I tried to find information on the type of ships, but it was difficult to find. Would have loved to put a symbol for a wrecked barge or steamship! ;)







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