coast lineNorden's Hampshire 1595
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The county of Hampshire is bounded on the south by the sea.
This boundary does not change much with changes of local or
national politics! but it is subject to change by nature. Rivers, the sea, and winds change the shape of the land; sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly and dramatically.|
If the coast shown by Norden's map is studied closely and compared with earlier and later mapping you can see differences; some are easy to spot. But, bear in mind the questions how accurate was the cartographer of each map, just what line was bein g plotted as the coast, how good was the surveying? Don't jump to conclusions too rapidly.
The coast line is emphasised by shading. Foreshore areas of mudflats or shingle are shown pecked, and
THE MACKETTis labelled off Hayling. Only:-
Titchfeilde haare explicitly labelled as harbours, and:-
black cliffeas coastal features.
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