scale line,

Saxton's Hampshire 1575

Scale line

There is a scale line of 10 miles, chequered in half miles, captioned:-
Scala Miliarum
There is a pair of dividers above; and storks (?) and bees. The scale, from the scale line wrongly assuming a modern statute mile, which hadn't been institutionalised in Saxton's time, is approximately:-
1 to 190000
A better estimate of scale can be made from town positions, comparing known town-town distances, using DISTAB.exe. The map scale is about:-
1 to 240000
4 miles to 1 inch
The map maker's mile is an old english mile = 1.25 statute miles.
Notes about scales.

Engraver The engraver's name is given below the scale line:-
Lenaert Terwoort was a Fleming living and working in England.

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