Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
Le Royaume D'Escosse
A Paris Chez I.B. Nolin ... la Place des Victoires. ... 1689.
Nolin, Jean Baptiste (b.1657, d.1725)
Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria (b.1650, d.1718)
Tillemon, Tralage Jean N. de (d.1699)
A map of Scotland from 1689 by Jean Baptiste Nolin, a Paris engraver who published atlases and maps. On the right are inset maps of Orkney, Shetland and the Faeroes. Hills and forests are illustrated, and most notable is the alignment of several islands (e.g., Arran), the shape of Lewis, and the 'Lochaber Desert'. This map is based almost entirely on Sanson's 1665 map and was redrawn by Vicenzo Maria Coronelli (d. 1718), cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. Another French geographer who revised Coronelli's maps, Nicolas de Tralage ('Sieur de Tillemon') is also mentioned. Coronelli founded the world's first geographical society, the Academia degli Argonauti, in 1680. Nolin was convicted of cartographic plagiarism in 1700.
59.8 x 45.2cm (1' 11 9/16" x 1' 5 13/16")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.1, 1973, pp.174-75.
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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