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Draughtsman: [Budgen, Thomas]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: OSD 88

Item number: 2

Length: 28

Width: 28

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 2'' : Mile (1 : 31680)

This map is in poor repair. Its edges are dirty and damaged, and a join is visible where the drawing has been torn. Triangulation points can be seen at the map's boundaries, along with a series of stitch holes. Silk tape was wound through these holes to protect the map in the field.

The drawing details a large number of commons, including Pirbright, Ham Haw and Ockham. These are depicted by patterns of open dotting. Basingstoke Canal also features. It was completed in 1794, only a few years before this map was drawn. Blue washes, used to depict water, have faded. The town of Chertsey appears towards the top right, along with the ruins of Chertsey Abbey. The abbey was founded in AD666, as a house for the Benedictine Order, and dissolved in 1537.

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