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  1. #1

    Oct 2004
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    what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    can someone tell about the XXXXXX on the maps, some have them others not ex:

    some maps have xxx on florida coast an dsome dont why is that..

    do they mean shipwrecks or just reef area?

  2. #2

    Nov 2004
    Appleton, WI
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    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps


    I wish they meant treasure!

    I'm not sure -- I thought reefs too, but I've not been able to ask any knowledgable cartopgraphers...

    Let me know if you find out!


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    Jun 2004
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    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    Javier,
    Are these the little X's you are talking about?? They typically represent breakers or reefs.? They are fairly common on 18th century maps.? These are pictures of the famous chart from 1774 used to help establish the 1715 fleet wreck location as near Sebastian Inlet.

    As for the X's, it could very well depend on the cartographer, but typically, I have not seen X's used to mark shipwrecks.? Almost always an Anchor or Sinking Ship.? But it is possible!? As for this specific chart, it certainly denotes a reef/breakers.?

    What chart of Florida are you looking at?

    Let me know if this has helped!

    Robert in SC
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    ScubaGecko

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    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    Javier,
    Here is another chart of the Carribean and FL Keys from the 1700's that has the same X's marking reefs. You can also see the use of the anchors to denote the shipwrecks.

    Robert in SC
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  5. #5

    Oct 2004
    28

    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    thank you guys for your answers,the map am looking is fro 1774 or 1777 of "jefferiesthomas"

    also in this mapthere is an X inside a circle close to the beach does this mean what?

    javier thankyou all againand does any of youhave maps of HONDURAS CENTRAL AMERICA?

  6. #6

    Nov 2004
    Appleton, WI
    131

    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    I'm confused:

    Quote Originally Posted by RGecy
    ...You can also see the use of the anchors to denote the shipwrecks...
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius
    ...The anchors mean ,,good anchoring spots...
    Do the anchors mean shipwrecks, or good anchoring spots?

    Unless I miissed something...

    Thanks!

    Garrett

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    Oct 2004
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    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    Javier:
    My understanding of an X within a cirlce designates a singular rock.
    Don....

  8. #8

    Oct 2004
    28

    Re: what the "X X X" mean on the maps

    thank you to all of you guys for your answers, now I am not in the dark , is good to know
    that you guys will help anybody in this forum...

    thank you again

    javier

 

 

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