Charting The Nation
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Sp Coll Mu3-x.5/4
Glasgow University Library
The Frith and River of Tay With all the Rocks, Sands, Shoalls, &c.
[Edinburgh: s.n., 1703]
Adair, John (b.1660, d.1718)
Clark, James (d.1718)
This, the third of five coastal charts included in John Adair's 'The Description of the Sea-Coast and Islands of Scotland', shows the east coast of Scotland from Fife Ness to Red Head. It concentrates on the River and Firth of Tay, and clearly identifies the navigable channel up to Perth by a series of soundings. Leading lines off Buddon Ness also mark the line of route into Dundee, still recovering from its sacking by General Monck in 1651. Sand-banks are identified, as are significant hills, such as East Lomond. Adair's surveying of this coast had been completed by 1694 but the atlas was not published until 1703. Despite this, the sheet appears unfinished with some engraving lines poorly erased.
63 x 42.2cm (2' 13/16" x 1' 4 5/8")
Firth of Tay
'John Adair's contribution to the charting of the Scottish coasts: a re-assesment',Imago Mundi, 52 (2000), pp.43-46.
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2 (1983), p.12.
Bryden, D.J., 'Mr Clerk the graver'; a biographical study in the cultural infra-structure of Early Modern Scotland',Review of Scottish Culture, 11 (1998-9), pp.13-31.
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John Adair, The description of the sea-coast and islands of Scotland, with large and exact maps, for the use of seamen, Edinburgh: [s.n.] MDCC. III. .
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© 2002 Glasgow University Library
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