scale line

Blaeu's Hampshire 1645

Scale line

The map has a scale line of 4 miles, chequered in quarter miles:-
Mill. Angl. quoru~ 4 uni Germanico aequip.
The scale 4 miles = 37.1 mm gives a scale about 3 map miles to 1 inch; the map miles are not statute miles. Another estimate of scale can be got by comparing the position of a number of towns with their known positions, using modern ngr positions. This gives a scale:-
1 to 220000
3.5 miles to 1 inch
and provides an estimate of the map mile used by Blaeu, an:-
old english mile = 1.26 statue miles

Notes about scales.

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