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Draughtsman: Metcalf, Edward B

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: OSD 315C

Item number: 26

Length: 31

Width: 24

Genre: Map

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

This is an original protraction of the Suffolk coastline, running inland from Orford Ness, on the right, to Hasketon and Wickham. The various traverses (single lines surveyed from different points) are distinguished by colour: red, blue, yellow, light brown and dark brown. These skeleton protraction lines form the first plottings from the field book of the area. At the bottom right, the plan is annotated in blue with the date of the traverse and the corresponding page numbers in the field book.

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