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General plan of the new buildings of the Museum

General plan of the new buildings of the Museum

Draughtsman: Richardson, C. J.

Medium: Zincograph

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 15.20.(2.)

Item number: 20.(2.)

Length: 324

Width: 419

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 3 3/4" : 200 feet

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This plan shows the ground floor of the British Museum, built to a design by Robert Smirke. The plan shows the galleries lay out and their usage: Miscellaneous Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Phigalian Marbles. Three of the four wings of the ground floor are taken up by books in the British Museum Library, later the British Library.

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