scale lineSpeed's Hampshire 1611
There is a scale line labelled:
THE SCALE OF MILES8 miles, chequered in miles and in quarter miles; within a strapwork cartouche.
Calculating from the scale line, and wrongly assuming a modern statute mile, the map's scale line, 8 miles = 65.0 mm, gives a scale about 1 to 198073. The map scale is about:-
1 to 200000A 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 240000The map maker's mile is an old english mile = 1.22 statute miles.
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