The Charles Close Society for the study of Ordnance Survey maps

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Six-inch (1:10,560) London and its environs, sheet 7, with experimental hachures

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23. The skeleton map of London surveyed in 1848-50 was published at three scales, at 1:1056 in 487 sheets, at 1:5280 in 44 sheets, and at the six-inch nominally in 16 sheets. It was an outline map showing only building frontages, street names and altitude information. This particular copy has brown hachures, presumably applied for some experimental purpose since they do not conform to the undulations of the land covered.

From a copy in the Map Library, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Birmingham