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Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead

Draughtsman: Hyett, William

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: OSD 150

Item number: 9

Length: 37

Width: 30

Genre: Map

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

This drawing describes a section of the Grand Junction Canal. The prehistoric Icknield Way appears at the top left of the plan. Hill-shading techniques and the attention given to communications routes conform to the military and cartographic standards employed by the Survey. Some name corrections are visible in faded ink in the centre of the map around Bovingdon. Harefield Common is also revised.

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