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Map, A Map of the Roads Lakes etc between Keswick and Ambleside, scale about 2.5 ins to 1 mile, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland and in London etc, 1787.
Plate 9 in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire.
The map is printed on two sheets of paper which were pasted together but have become unfixed; it is possible to see from the creases how the map was folded into the book.
Shows the road from about Castlerigg to the edge of Ambleside, past Thirlmere Lake, Grasmere water, and Rydal Water.
   Clarke 1787 map (plate 9/lake-Gra/lake-Ryd/lake-Thi/Roads)
map feature:- floral cartouche & north point (decorative) & up is NE (roughly ENE) & scale line & rivers & lakes & woods & county & settlements & roads
inscription:- printed title cartouche, lower centre
A / MAP / of the / ROADS LAKES &c / between / KESWICK / and / AMBLESIDE. / Surveyed by Jas. Clarke / S. J. Neele sculpt. No.352 Strand, London.
inscription:- printed upper right
Plate 9.
scale line:- 220+20 chains = 177.7 mm
scale:- 1 to 27000 ? (1 to 27170 from scale line)
wxh, sheet 1:- 59.5x50cm
wxh, sheet 2:- 30x49.5
wxh, folded:- 23x31cm
wxh, map:- 773x466mm

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