January 10th – February 11th 2021
No journal entries. Busy translating the first few pages and understanding Galwegian. Very boring. I didn’t think you would want to hear about conjunction functions.
February 12th, 2021
I asked dad to do a write up of how he calculated the math of each map. The following is his response. Dad was taught Templar mathematics and Land Surveying by his grandfather James McLellan Partridge. We go in great detail about these methods in our book “Land of Pu, Volume I.”
For those of you who wonder about such things, how did I do the calculations that seemed so eerily similar to the Voynich manuscript? I won’t dwell on the geodesy, or try to explain how oblate geometry works. Even though the math would be difficult to follow my logic and conclusions aren’t. In a nutshell I used the existing property description style to use the1400’s throughout the British Isles. The system is simple, fact checkable, and contains enough information about the computed locations in the Voynich to be verifiable.
The overall concept is called the “Metes and Bounds” description. The term “Metes” is an old English word that means “the measure of something.” The word “Bounds” references where they were or where their travels took them. This legal system is used in today’s real property business transactions. A metes and bounds will contain one or all of the following; course, distance, and or call. The course, direction, or direction change, is noted in a variety of methods, bent stems, side dominance, or missing plant parts.
Each page of the manuscript contained either a location description, pending course modification, or an accurate map. Once a series of instructions were placed in order a journey path, or adjustments could be plotted or adjusted.