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Bearsted, Kent

Bearsted, Kent

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: OSD 113/116

Item number: 27B

Length: 45

Width: 34

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 6' : Mile (1 : 10560)

This is an intermediate darwing of a section of the North Downs, with ruled black lines indicating the sheet edges of the finished drawings. The red-ink rays intersecting across the map record the angular measurements taken by the surveyor between fixed triangulation points. Buildings in the main settlements are drawn with red or black outlines: red to indicate buildings of stone or brick, and black for less permanent materials, such as wood.

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