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Blaeu 1645
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Map, hand coloured engraving, Hampshire or the County of Southampton, or Hantshire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published in Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, by William J Blaeu, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1645.
The Old English Mile used by the map maker is 1.26 statute miles.
map feature:-  hand coloured & coat of arms (royal and noble) & ships & scale line & coast shaded & rivers & relief & hillocks & trees & woods & forests & county & hundreds & settlements
scale line:-  4 miles = 36.7 mm
inscription:-  printed -on- title cartouche HANTONIA / SIVE / SOUTHANTONENSIS / COMITATUS / Vulgo / HANT-SHIRE
inscription:-  printed -on- Cliton a Saxon Earle of Wincester / Saer Quincy Earle of Wincester / Hugh Spencer Earle of Wincester / Ludowick Bruget Earle of Wincester / William Paulet Marques of Wincester / Bogo or Beavous Earle of Southamton a famous warrier against ye Normans / William Fitz William Earl of Southampton by Kinge Henry 8 / Tho Wriotheosley created Earle of Southampton by Kinge Edward 6 Anno 1 -- captions to noble coats of arms
map type:-  HantsMap -- Blaeu 1645
dimension:-  wxh, plate = 516x420mm
scale = 1 to 180000 ? (1 to 175405 from scale line assuming statute mile)
scale = 1 to 220000 ? (from town positions using DISTAB.exe)

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town names:- 
Hantshire Hampshire
map name modern name
Alton Alton
Andover Andover
Basingstoke Basingstoke
Bushwaltham Bishops Waltham
Christ church Christchurch
Farham Fareham
Fording bridge Fordingbridge
Gosporte Gosport
Havant Havant
Kingscler Kingsclere
Lymington Lymington
Alresford Alresford
Odiam Odiham
Petersfeild Petersfield
Portesmouth Portsmouth
Ringwood Ringwood
Rumsey Romsey
Southampton Southampton
Stokbridg Stockbridge
Whitchurch Whitchurch
Winchester Winchester

MN: 6.2.2002
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