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Prittlewell

Prittlewell

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: OSD 137 pt.2

Item number: 15

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3'' : 1 Mile (1: 21120)

This drawing shows the flat marshlands of Foulness Island . The draughtsman has indicated the sands by stippling and detailed the channels leading from the North Sea. The most striking feature is the sea wall, shown as a grey angular line extending along the coast and the channels. A signal staff is marked at Wakering Stairs, while the word 'Flag', indicating a trigonometric station, is marked at Aspins Head.

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