Map features

Blaeu's Hampshire 1645

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title cartouche; strapwork; 'HANTONIA SIVE SOUTHANTONIENSIS COMITATUS Vulgo HANTSHIRE.'
coat of arms; royal coat of arms, and of earls of Winchester and Southampton.
orientation; labelled borders; 'Septentrio' etc.
scale line; 'Mill. Angl. quoru~ 4 uni Germanico aequip'.
coast shaded; into a plain sea, sandbanks or mudflats shown; the sea busy with ships.
rivers; wiggly lines narrowing upstream.
bridges; some bridges are clearly marked.
relief; groups of hillocks shaded on the east side.
beacons; post or posts on a hillock.
woods, forests; groups of small trees with ground vegetation.
parks; ring of fence palings, perhaps with trees and a great house.
county boundary; dotted line, adjacent counties labelled in Latin and English, eg: 'SURRIA Vulgo SURREY'.
hundred boundaries; dotted line, hundreds are named in upright block caps.
settlements; houses, hamlets, villages, cities, etc
market towns; and other towns
coastal defence, castles; circle and tower(s).
antiquities; 'tents', british tribes, hillforts.
miscellany; ships, religious house, windmills and watermills, coppers.


Blaeu's Hampshire 1645, contents
General index
Old Hampshire Mapped

Map HMCMS:FA1998.149
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