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A NEW and CORRECT MAP of the COUNTRIES TWENTY MILES Round LONDON.

A NEW and CORRECT MAP of the COUNTRIES TWENTY MILES Round LONDON.

Cartographer: Bowen, Thomas

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1770

Shelfmark: Maps Crace XIX

Item number: 25

Length: 330

Width: 356

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: c. 6/16'' : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 19200)

Map scale description: 1/3'' : 1 m.

In the second half of the 18th century, the introduction of turnpike roads and the increased coach-traffic in and out of London contributed to the popularity of the maps of the countryside around the capital.

This map was published in Henry Chamberlain's 1770 'A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster.' The map's title features along the top, with a scale bar and explanatory note below the plan, and border divided in degrees of latitude and longitude. Churches, hills and other architectural or geographical landmarks are indicated by symbols. Market towns are marked by stars.

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