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From: "C P Biggam" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] MAPCO online maps - work continues with 1801 Map of Kent
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 10:21:42 +0100
Absolutely stunning! I can't think of any criticism, and am eager to see
Congratulations on this valuable work.
Dr C P Biggam, FSA
Dept of English Language
University of Glasgow
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Hale" <>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:44 AM
Subject: [Ess] MAPCO online maps - work continues with 1801 Map of Kent
> Hello All.
> You may already know this from following the brief notices on the MAPCO
> 'News' page, but my work situation changed earlier this year and I was
> forced to put all MAPCO activity and correspondence on hold for work
> reasons. However, I am now managing to find a little time to get back to
> the things I love, and have commenced work on a number of maps for display
> during the remainder of 2008.
> The first of these, currently being scanned, is:
> General Survey OF ENGLAND and WALES. An entirely new & accurate Survey OF
> THE COUNTY of KENT, WITH PART of the COUNTY of ESSEX, Done by the
> Surveying Draftsmen of His Majesty's Honourable Board of Ordnance, on the
> basis of the Trigonometrical Survey carried on by their Orders under the
> direction of CAPTN. W. MUDGE of the ROYAL ARTILLERY. F.R.S. 1801
> This was the very first Ordnance Survey map ever published.
> You can take a look at an overall view of the Kent map (simply from
> initial photographs) on the 'News' page here:
> To give you an idea of the detail and beauty of this significant map, you
> can view preview images of it here:
> An Entirely New & Accurate Survey Of The County Of Kent, With Part Of The
> County Of Essex, by William Mudge, 1801.
> Please let me know what you think, and if you have any comments about the
> clarity of the scanned images on the preview page. Thanks!
> It is nice to back! Hopefully my work will never affect progress of the
> MAPCO website again!!
> Kind regards,
> David Hale,
> South Australia.
> MAPCO : Map And Plan Collection Online
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