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William P. Cumming

William P. Cumming was a leading historian of cartography and professor emeritus of English at Davidson College in North Carolina. He frequently worked with his wife, Elizabeth Cumming.

Mr. Cummings authored numerous books and articles on the cartography of North America including The Southeast in Early Maps, British maps of colonial America, The Exploration of North America, 1630-1776, and Mapping the North Carolina Coast: Sixteenth-Century Cartography and the Roanoke Voyages.

The William P. Cumming Map Society continues the work of Mr. Cummings by bringing together individuals who share a common interest and enthusiasm for maps

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