ScaleKeer's Hampshire 1605
Hanging below the title cartouche of Keer's map of Hampshire is a scale line 10 miles, chequered in miles, labelled:-
Sala MiliarumThe length of the scale line is 10 miles = 18.8 mm, the declared scale is thus 1 to 856034 wrongly assuming a modern mile, ie about:-
1 to 860000From town positions on the map, using DISTAB.rxr, the map scale is about:-
1 to 1100000The map maker's mile is an old English mile of 1.25 statute miles.
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