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A Draught of the RIVER THAMES from its Spring in GLOUCESTERSHIRE to its Influx into the SEA

A Draught of the RIVER THAMES from its Spring in GLOUCESTERSHIRE to its Influx into the SEA

Cartographer: Bowles, Thomas

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1710

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace XVIII

Item number: 23

Length: 279

Width: 914

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: [c. 3/16 Inches : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 337920)]

Map scale description: 1" 3/8 : 8 miles

The title of this map of the River Thames' course runs along the top, with a scale bar at bottom centre. A note below the plan gives an account of the geographical features of the river, with a table indicating distances and fares of barges between points of navigation. A second note gives instructions on docking for goods coming from overseas with key to docking reaches at top right. Geographical features and built-up areas are indicated by symbols, with the soundings of the water expressed in feet at various points along the river.

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