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1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast

1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Copperplate engraving from 1720 Emanuel Bowen and John Owen in "Britannia Depicta". Lyme Regis early 18th century map showing the Jurassic coast focussing on Lyme Regis, (the old spelling Lime Regis alludes to the local quarries for Lime from the exposures of fossiliferous limestone). Mary Anning would make her important fossil discoveries in Lyme Regis in the early 19th Century.

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