Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
Le Royaume D'Ecosse Divise en Parties Septentrionale & Meridionale; Subdivise en Provinces, Comtez &c.
Paris : H. Jaillot, 1693.
Sanson, Nicolas (b.1600, d.1667)
Jaillot, Alexis Hubert (b.Circa 1632, d.1712)
Le Royaume d'Escosse', a French map of Scotland dating from 1693. The map is credited to Nicolas Sanson (1600-67), the leading French geographer and cartographer, and tutor to Louis XIV. The map was actually redrawn and embellished by Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712) who managed the Sanson business in Paris. Despite the Sanson imprint, the content of the map is influenced by the Pont-Blaeu maps, notably in respect of lochs, forests, rivers and the inclusion of the Bass Rock. There are numerous place names and semi-scaled symbols for settlements, while the alignment of some places (e.g., Skye and Arran) is unusual. The map is on two sheets with different projections: conical for the southern sheet, and cylindrical for the northern.
57 x 84.1cm (1' 10 7/16" x 2' 9 1/8")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.1, 1973, p.176.
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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