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title, orientation, scale, etc

title  
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How the maps' titles are given, cartouches, etc.

orientation  
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How the orientation of the map is shown, and what way is up on the page.

scale line  
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How the map scale is given, how the scale can be worked out, and the Old English Mile.

lat and long scales  
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How latitude and longitude are shown on the map, and where the prime meridian lies.

index grid  
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The provision of an index grid on the map.

symbols  
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tabulation of symbols: title / orientation / scale / lat and long

landscape

sea area  
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How the sea area is treated.

coast line  
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Treatment of the coast line on maps.

coastal defence  
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What coastal castles and fortifications are shown on the maps.

symbols  
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tabulation of symbols: sea area / coast line / coastal defence

rivers  
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How and what rivers are shown on the maps.

relief  
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How relief is indicated on the maps.

beacons  
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Warning beacons against invaders, part of the defences of the kingdom.

symbols  
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tabulation of symbols: rivers, bridges, etc / relief and beacons

woods  
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How woodland is indicated, and old forests, and individual trees.

parks  
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How parks are shown on the maps.

symbols  
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tabulation of symbols: forests, etc / parks / mills / antiquities

boundaries, administration

county  
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How the county bundary is shown, county areas labelled, and perhaps coloured, etc.

hundreds  
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How hundred boundaries are shown, hundreds labelled or tabulated, and perhaps coloured.

electoral data  
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What electoral data is shown by the map.

settlements

city  
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How a city is shown, marking and labelling.

town  
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How a 'town' is shown, marking and labelling.

village  
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How a 'village' is shown, marking and labelling.

hamlet  
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How a 'hamlet' is shown, marking and labelling.

symbols  
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tabulation of symbols: city / town / village / hamlet

roads, canals, railways

roads  
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What roads are shown, major and minor routes, etc.
roads  
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John Ogilby's routes across Hampshire.

canals  
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Canals, from the 17th century onwards.
canals  
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Hampshire canals.

railways  
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What railways are shown on the maps, from the 1840s onwards.
railways  
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Hampshire railways.

symbols  
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tabulation of symbols: roads / inns / canals / railways

miscellaneous

mills  
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How windmills and water mills are shown.

antiquities  
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Old trenches, hillforts, tumuli, henges, etc.

schools  
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What schools are shown on the maps.

inns  
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What notice is taken of inns, perhaps along roads.

race courses  
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What race courses are shown.

salterns  
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Salterns round the coast.

copperas  
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Copperas works, alum works ,etc.

telegraphs  
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Shutter and semaphore telegraphs, and later electric telegraphs.

crosses  
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Crosses and the wayside.

posts  
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Posts by the wayside.

diagram  
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Combined diagram of occurence of map features against time.

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