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Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: OSD 53

Item number: 7

Length: 40

Width: 28

Genre: Map

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

A red pecked line describes the border between the counties of Dorset and Somerset. Telegraph poles are marked by red dots along the lower edge of the drawing, indicating that the area covered is only a few miles from the coast. To the right of the landmass, red circles and crosses mark observation points outside the drawing's boundaries. Archaeological sites are also marked: an iron-age hillfort at Rawlsbury in the lower right is depicted by concentric rings. To the right of this is Dungeon Hill, a hillfort surrounded by a single rampart and a ditch, indicated by shading.

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