Historical information

The plane table instrument was a simple but very effective early method of producing maps. Some very early editions were produced by the Australian Survey Corps after its formation in 1915 using this method. This manual details how to use the "Plane Table" for Surveying purposes.

Physical description

Hard Cloth covered Covers front and back, paper pages. title page has rubber stamp impressions (see below). Contents page, symbols page, pages 1-47 and index page.

Inscriptions & markings

Adhesive label on front "46.10 and 12411", "1504" in purple also on front cover, Numbers inside front cover - "Acc. No. 000076" and crossed out. "scm - B0 - 86-72" written underneath. stamps- Australian Intelligence Corps, Headquarters library No 150 (difficult to read) on first page and stamped "CANCELLED" , Stamp School of Military Survey Library Call No 526 - 9825 LOV. Another stamp on title page - Department of Defence Library 46.10 and 12411. Second stamp 2/D. M.O.S. 2012 with CANCELLED.