Draughtsman: Compton, Thomas
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
This plan of Lundy Island, produced by Royal Military Surveyor and Draughtsman Thomas Compton, was found to be incorrect by Major General William Mudge. A letter from Mudge to General Morse, dated 7th January 1804, questions the praise of Compton's ability made by his teacher, Charles Budgen. The Ordnance Survey Letter Book records a letter dated 4th January 1821, from Budgen to Colby, refuting the suggestion that he had produced the "erroneous" plan. In 1820 Lundy was surveyed anew by Lieutenant Alexander W Robe.