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Atlases, Maps and Plans

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 HSR/X
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Atlases, Maps and Plans
Date(s): [1770-1820]
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: HSR/X: 46 items
Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:

Atlases, maps and plans - documents.


Scope and content/abstract:

Documents: This group contains single maps, plans and track charts. Examples include a map showing stands of timber in the Penobscot area of New England, c 1770; plans of the battle of Trafalgar, 1805; of Portsmouth harbour, 1807; a group of plans relating to Sir John Rennie (1761-1821) concerning the proposed Northfleet dockyard, 1806, the West India docks and the Isle of Dogs, 1802 to 1820; a plan and estimate of 1815 of a proposed breakwater to be built at Deal by Graeme Spence (fl 1758-1815); a plan of Lowestoft harbour, 1830; and of Sunderland and the river Wear, 1867. Plans of dockyards are included in the description of Public Records (Section Two, above), while the main collection of charts in the Museum is held by the Department of Navigation.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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