This plan presents a very decorative cartouche. Following the Croitwich Barge Canal Act of 1768, the Croitwich was linked to the River Severn, Janes Brindley's contour canal opened enabling economical carriage of salt products from the brine sources of Droitwich to wider markets.
In typical Whitworth style it reads more as a schematic than a map of the time, relaying necessary information without ornamentation. The specifics of each lock are within the table located to the bottom left of the map.
A small scale map of England and Wales giving a generalized view of the canals shown in the magazine. The map avoids cartographic complexity, showing only coastline, hydrography, cities, and a broken line for highlighted roads. There accompanying text contains the legend for the letters, showing distance in miles between points. The purpose of the symbol/medallion/coin east of Cardigan Bay is unknown at this time.
A large scale plan drawn by eye of the Solway Moss including a raised bog near Longtown, Cumbria, England made to accompany the author's description of its 'eruption' that occurred in 1771. Compare with WKM-J-212 along with the more detailed colour drawings done by John Ainslie in 1772. Map etchings include the Gratney House in bottom left corner, several small houses and one large tree central in the Moss. There is descriptive text on pages 265-66 of the magazine from John Walker of Moffat.
Plan and description of fortifications by the French serving as a buffer between the British position at Lake George and the other forts. Plan at top of page details the fort and map on lower part of page is keyed referencing lakes, rivers, and creek as well as the location General Johnson defeated the French. The dotted line represents the route of the French.
Plan showing Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square are shown at the bottom left, with the offices of a number of important companies listed. All dotted lines indicated new road proposal. References are alphabetically keyed.
The accompanying text indicated that fig. 1 on the sheet represents the summer encampment for the Romans on their second invasion. The etching of a windmill and filtration system is enclosed on two acres surrounded by a trench. Figure 2 sketches a 12 acre parcel worked into trenches. Figure 3 on the sheet details the telegraph building. A letter written by Z. Cozens, who also etched the plans, details why the trenches were built, the conflict, and workings of the telegraph. He writes that on a clear day a message can be sent using the shutters a distance of 72 miles with a return message in 7 1/2 minutes.
A map of the county of Sussex, divided into the six rapes and noted by an alpha-key at top center of map. A rape is a traditional territorial sub-division of the county of Sussex in England, formerly used for various administrative purposes. An explanatory legend sits below the mainlaind noting towns, parish churches, castles, roads, water mills, and parks with accompanying pictorial etchings. The arms of Chichester in the top right depicting a crenelation battlement and royal robes. The Cartouche around the crest is both scroll motif and tall vegetation such as cattails and bullrushes. A scroll motif cartouche frames the work's title, mark of responsibility, and publishing details. Details concerning parliamentary representation are shown.
As designated by the 1763 Treaty of Paris the western boundary of West Florida was the Mississippi River. This was later contested by France and Spain and eventually adjusted eastward. The “proper spot for settlement” is the current location of Baton Rouge. The inset plan demarcates lots and building placements.
This chart documents the Port of Boston at the dawn of the American Revolution. Under the strain of the Boston Port Act imposed during the winter of 1774-75, New Englanders continued to agitate against their British government. An article accompanying the map is entitled “An Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists since the Passing of the Boston Port Bill.” It informs the readers that the Governor had assured the town that “he will do all in his power to secure the peace and good order of the town" and goes on to list “the regiments, & companies now at Boston.” An English map of the seaward approach to Boston during the American Revolutionary War with a compass rose showing rhumb lines for the British sailors planning to enter the harbour. Soundings are taken around the islands and in the channels and guts. Dangerous rocks are marked by crosses, and sand banks by broken lines. Forts throughout the harbour are shown, and urban areas are symbolized by hatching.
A large scale plan of a proposed navigable canal from Leeds to Selby, England. The proposed canal is symbolized by a single thick and solid line, while the existing water system is shown as double-lined. The numbers along the River Aire appear to correspond to features along the river, but as yet remain unknown. Seats appear to be symbolized by small vingettes. The large illustrations accompany a different article on page 353 concerning artifacts found near Reculver, Kent.
Three related canal plans detail the large effort being made to expand the network of navigable canals throughout England. The canal is still open and is known as the Huddersfield Broad or Sir John Ramsden's Canal. It is part of one of three trans-Pennine canal routes. The letters along the proposed canal correspond to the locks found within the large table.