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Halstow (Kent)

Halstow (Kent)

Draughtsman: unattributed

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: OSD 114

Item number: 27B

Length: 43

Width: 30

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 6' : Mile (1 : 10560)

Drawing showing the area around Halstow in Kent. This map is drawn on rectangular sheet lines, enclosed by a black border. Fields are coloured brown where cultivated, and green or blank if untilled. Marshland dominates this estuarine landscape and is depicted by symbols with three vertically inclined strokes above a short horizontal line. Stonework buildings or structures are drawn in red ink at settlements such as Iwade and Halstow at the centre of the plan. Ruled pencil rays intersect the map, evidence of angular measurements taken by the surveyor between fixed triangulation points. Altitudes ('spot heights') are measured and noted in red-ink figures.

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