PLAN of the RIVER THAMES; and of the intended NAVIGABLE CANAL, from READING, to Monkey Island. Survey'd, in 1770, and 1771
The water route from Lancashire & Yorkshire to the East Coast. A plan of the River Thames west of London from Reading to Monkey Island near Bray, and of an intended canal to aid riparian traffic. There is little in the way of ornament; only the requisite information is present save for a few individual trees to represent wooded areas.
Both the lengths of lines (miles, furlongs, and chains) and their water levels are tabled in the bottom right (feet and inches). The scale was calculated from the scale bar, and the coordinates were derived via georeferencing. This plan is reasonably accurate within a GIS.
1 map ; 21 x 27 cm
-1.008; -0.646; 51.420; 51.588
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.41, February 1771, opposite pg.56
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