The First World Atlas

Captain’s Blog 10/10/2022 Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Yale MS 408 should be known as the First World Atlas of it’s kind. It uses the Catalan Atlas Projection System, later perfected by the Mercator Projection System. The one small detailed difference between these two systems is how the cartographers and mathematicians accounted for the bulge atContinue reading “The First World Atlas”

Folio 45r-48r: Welcome to America!

Captain’s Blog 7/4/2022: Happy 4th of July USA 🙂 In honor of 4th of July this post is dedicated to the Klickitat Tribe of Oregon. In Chinook Jargon, the trade language of Native Tribes in Oregon “da hub nah – il ahi” I do this because it makes me feel good – this is myContinue reading “Folio 45r-48r: Welcome to America!”

Folio 41r-44v Singapore to Tokyo Japan

Captain’s Blog 7/2/2022 Folio 41r is severely damaged, due to this the translation is almost impossible. The cipher is so fragile that guessing the character leads to unwise translations. It appears that they used the other side of the velum so much that this side was facing a lot of surfaces and was rubbing awayContinue reading “Folio 41r-44v Singapore to Tokyo Japan”

Translations 40r-40v: Bay of Bengal

Captain’s Blog: 6/23/2022 As a recap the folio’s heading into F40r of the MS 408 was Sri Lanka. The Key to the Voynich Manuscript (Yale MS 408) is the Catalan Atlas. The following folio translations are locations drawn in the Catalan Atlas just on the edge of the boarders of the known world. The imageContinue reading “Translations 40r-40v: Bay of Bengal”

Translations Folio 38r-39v: Sri Lanka

Captain’s Blog 6/20/2022 Recap of previous Folio 37, the map system was above the Maldives in the Arabian Sea. The following folios and translations is a continuation of the Monsoon Drift gyre heading into Sumatra. Keep in mind that the authors are expressing how they drew the maps and what they represent. Each folio isContinue reading “Translations Folio 38r-39v: Sri Lanka”

A Rare Viewing of The Voynich Manuscript

Captain’s Blog 6/13/2022 Yale’s Beinecke Library very rarely lets individuals view the real MS 408 “Voynich Manuscript.” So, it is with great excitement that on behalf of the Tucker STEM team a staff member of Yale’s Beinecke Library examined the MS 408. The library told us “Anyone can attempt to reserve the book in ourContinue reading “A Rare Viewing of The Voynich Manuscript”

Folio 37r/v Wasps, Mayflies & Monkey God

Captain’s Blog 6/6/2022: The Voynich Manuscript has wonderful colors and they do mean very specific things. Green – atmospheric conditions, Red – WARNING do not go there, Blue – depth of water, Brown/Tan – land conditions. The Flowers in Folio 37r are all red – a serious warning that depicts not a flower but aContinue reading “Folio 37r/v Wasps, Mayflies & Monkey God”

36r/v: Arabian Sea & the Game of Goose

Captain’s Blog: 6/1/2022 The medieval game called “Goose” was thought to have been invented by the Knights Templars, (though no one knows for sure (typical Voynich).) It’s a rather simple game, roll the dice, follow the instructions, and is much like “Shoots and Ladders.” The game may have derived from the Barnacle Goose myth knownContinue reading “36r/v: Arabian Sea & the Game of Goose”

Folio 35r/v – Exodus “The Road Out”

Captain’s Blog 5/27/2022 Without the translation of Folio 35r, spying eyes might assume that this folio is the Nile River. If one took the Nile River, they wouldn’t make it half way up Sudan. It is not the road out. The way out is the East African Rift Valley. Note that the authors only putContinue reading “Folio 35r/v – Exodus “The Road Out””

Folio 33r-34v, Zambezi River – Congo Basin

Captain’s Blog 5/25/2022: The river systems maps in the Voynich has confused me to no end. Folio 33r the Zambezi River, Folio 34r the Congo River, and Folio 35r the Great Rift Valley. Why it confuses me is there is no connection between these rivers. In other folio’s there is a connection between on sectionContinue reading “Folio 33r-34v, Zambezi River – Congo Basin”