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Draughtsman: [Budgen, Thomas]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1809

Shelfmark: OSD 87

Item number: 2

Length: 28

Width: 22

Genre: Map

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

This map is in excellent condition and has retained its colour through two centuries. The turquoise wash, used to indicate water, remains particularly bright and vibrant. Commonland is the most prominent topographical feature in the drawing, denoted by open dotting. Large commons are shown at Frensham, Fernham, Thursley, Witley and Hinkley. Commons were carefully detailed by the surveyors, with a view to their possible use as military encampments. Although illustrating archaeological features did not become obligatory until 1816, this map notes a Bronze Age structure called the Devil's Jump, near Elstead at the centre of the map.

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