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Draughtsman: [Stevens, Henry]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: OSD 261

Item number: 12

Length: 37

Width: 29

Genre: Map

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

This drawing depicts the boundary of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The county border is indicated at top left by a pecked line following the course of the River Avon. Relative relief is depicted by brushwork interlining ('hachuring') and ink wash. A section of the Watling Street is shown at bottom left. This Roman road ran from London to Wroxeter in Wales, via St. Albans and Leicester (where it intersected the Fosse Way, the Roman road from Exeter to Lincoln). Triangulation points and pencil rays used to plot the survey of the region are clearly visible at the top of the sheet.

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