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" ... it is rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch, than a very accurate map of a country... "
The Nautical Magazine: A Technical and Critical Journal for the Officers of ... - Page 456
1851
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An Account of the Operations Carried Out for Accomplishing a ..., Volume 2

William Mudge, Isaac Dalby, Thomas Colby - 1801 - 690 pages
...annually allowed for it being inadequate to the execution of so great a design in the best manner, it is rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch, than a very accurate map of a country. It would, however, have been completed, and many of its imperfections no doubt remedied; but the breaking...
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The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ...

John Playfair - 1822 - 552 pages
...instruments of an inferior kind, and the sum annually allowed being very inadequate to so great a design, it is rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch, than as an accurate map of a country. At the conclusion of the peace of 1763, it came under the consideration...
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Works, with a memoir of the author, Volume 4

John Playfait - 1822 - 550 pages
...instruments of an inferior kind, and the sum annually allowed being very inadequate to so great a design, it is. rather to be considered. as a magnificent military sketch, than as an accurate map of a country. At the conclusion of the peace of 1?63, it came under the consideration...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 95

1852 - 650 pages
...Castle. General Roy himself says that the survey ' having been carried on with inferior instru' ments, and the sum allowed having been very inadequate for...military sketch than a very accurate map of a country.' With all its defects, however, the survey had great merit, and had it been published in the original...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume 3

Royal Society of Edinburgh - 1857 - 552 pages
...employed in the service several young officers of engineers, among others, Mr (afterwards Major-General) Roy. The survey, which was limited to the mainland,...Commissioners of Highland roads and bridges, they were discovered after considerable search. Arrowsmith's map was founded on Roy's survey of the mainland,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 140

1865 - 838 pages
...inferiority of the instruments used, and the inadequacy of the annual grants pro- ' vided for the service, "it is rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch than a very accurate map of a country." It was interrupted by the breaking out, in 1755, of another of our then • intermittent wars with...
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The Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom

Thomas Pilkington White - 1886 - 222 pages
...inferiority of the instruments used, and the inadequacy of the annual grants provided for the service, "it is rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch than a very accurate map of a country." It was interrupted by the breaking out, in 1755, of another of our then intermittent wars with France...
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History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Volume 2

Whitworth Porter - 1889 - 598 pages
...to the inferiority of the instruments available and the inadequacy of the money grants, saying — " It is rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch than a very accurate map of a country." The war with France caused the work to be interrupted in 1755, and it was not resumed for a period...
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History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Volume 2

Whitworth Porter - 1889 - 612 pages
...of the instruments available and the inadequacy of the money grants, saying— " It is rather to bo considered as a magnificent military sketch than a very accurate map of a country." Early in October, 1783, Comte d'Adhemar, the French Am-bassador at the Court of St. James, forwarded...
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When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason ...

Daniel R. Headrick - 2000 - 246 pages
...Scotland, drawn by army surveyor William Roy after the Battle of Culloden of 1746, was, in his own words, "rather to be considered as a magnificent military sketch, than a very accurate map of the country." 17 The maps of Bihar and Bengal in India drawn by Major James Rennell in the 1770s and...
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