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Dartford, Kent

Dartford, Kent

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: OSD 129

Item number: 15

Length: 45

Width: 25

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3' : 1 Mile (1: 21120)

Details of this drawing are corrected in heavy black ink with crosses placed over incorrect field boundaries and communication routes. Red pecked lines form a grid over the drawing. These are triangulation lines, which the draughtsman used to plot features of the landscape. A characteristically straight Roman road is shown leading from Dartford. In the bottom right, the scale is recorded and area calculations laid out.

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