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Land's End, Cornwall

Land's End, Cornwall

Draughtsman: Hewitt, John

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1809

Shelfmark: OSD 1

Item number: 18

Length: 51

Width: 26

Genre: Map

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

On this plan of a section of the English south coast, tin and copper mines ('wheals') are indicated by lines of dots arranged in blocks. To the left of Sancred, the ancient fort of Caer Bran is denoted by a circular marking, even though systematic recording of archaeological sites did not become obligatory until 1816. The drawing is considerably worn around the edges, rendering the cartographic detail almost illegible. Long Ships lighthouse is faintly discernible. Colour washes have faded and margins have been trimmed.

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