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Lundy Island

Lundy Island

Draughtsman: Compton, Thomas

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: OSD 299A

Item number: 27B

Length: 21

Width: 16

Genre: Map

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

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.

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