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Copy of a Survey of the Island of Jersey, taken by order of his Grace the Duke of Richmond, Master-General of the Ordnance

Copy of a Survey of the Island of Jersey, taken by order of his Grace the Duke of Richmond, Master-General of the Ordnance

Draughtsman: Thompson and Longmore

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Add. MS 34145.

Item number: 1

Length: 79

Width: 50

Genre: Map

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

This drawing is formally titled at the bottom left and features scale bars at bottom centre and a compass star at top right. Thin and delicate brushwork ('hachuring') indicates relief, while symbols and different colours of wash indicate types of land use. Note the prominent positions of Mont Orgueil Castle above Granville Bay, at middle right, and Elizabeth Castle in the Bay of St. Hellier, at bottom centre. These give strategic indications as to how Jersey has defended its coastline through the ages.

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