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Map, uncoloured engraving, Hampshire, with the Isle of
Wight, scale about 12 miles to 1 inch, published in
A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales, by
William Cobbett, Fleet Street, London, 1832.
The map shows an outline of Hampshire, in an unexpected shape - either a very strange projection or a bad map! The only features are the main towns. Notice that Botley, a small place, is included, but labelled differently. Cobbett had a house at Botley for many years.
The shape of Hampshire is quite the worst, setting aside Bickham's perspective view, that we've come across. And it is published in an explicitly educational book. Out of interest we have tried to undistort the map to see if the plotting is reasonable; answer, probably not.
|inscription:-||printed -- title cartouche
|inscription:-||printed -- bottom
Drawn & Engraved for Cobbett's Geographical Dictionary of England & Wales
|wxh, plate:-||12x20 cm (?)|
|scale:-||1 to 780000 ? (estimate from town positions, using DISTAB.exe)|
|Cobbett's Hampshire 1830|
|Old Hampshire Mapped|