A chart of the beautiful fishery of Whittlesea Mere in the County of Huntingdon
Printed map on silk. "Most respectfully inscribed to the Nobility and Gentry, by their much obliged and most obedient humble servant, John Bodger." "Publish'd as the Act directs 1st May 1786...." Visual scale [75 mm=2,000 feet]. Includes extensive text under the heading, "Historical account", sailing distance charts, illustrations, and inset, "A map of the country surrounding Whittlesea Mere". Whittlesea Mere is described as "the most spacious fresh water lake in the southern part of Great Britain". From the history provided on the map, it seems the lake was subject to violent, unpredictable storms, which would render a paper map useless.