Draughtsman: [Stanley, William]
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
This plan of the area around the mouth of the River Exe is comprised of two sheets joined together. The meticulous detail of the survey extends to recording sandbanks and details of the river bed. Relief is indicated by interlining ('hachuring') and shading. Stippling and stripes distinguish different land usage. A faint blue line with a quartered circle extending into Holcombe Down, at centre bottom, is probably an observation or measuring line. Annotations in pencil record the scale and date of the survey. At the bottom-right edge, "Part of the Ordn[ance"] is written ink.