Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
Scotia Antiqua. Qualis priscis temporibus Romanis praesertim, cognita suit quam in lucem eruere conabatur.
[London: Tho. Bowles, ... and John Bowles ... 1725]
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Moll, Herman (b.1654?, d.1732)
Bowles, Thomas (b.Pre 1695, d.1767)
Bowles, John (b.1701, d.1779)
Scotia Antiqua', in Herman Moll's 1725 atlas, 'A Set of Thirty Six New and Correct Maps of Scotland'. It is credited to Robert Gordon (1580-1661), referred to here as 'R. Gordonius a [i.e. of] Straloch', an estate north of Aberdeen. Scotia Antiqua' (1653) was a forerunner of Robert Gordon's pivotal 1654 map 'Scotia Regnum'. The outlines of Scotland and its islands in these maps influenced Scottish mapping for almost 100 years. However, the map in Moll's atlas only used the place names from Gordon's map. This map by Moll includes historic place names (such as 'Bodotria', the name given by Tacitus for the Firth of Forth), as well as some mountains, forests and many rivers, often including their older names.
23.5 x 26.5cm (9 1/4 x 10 7/16")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, p.152.
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Herman Moll, A set of thirty six new and corect maps of Scotland divided into its Shires, &c. A work long wanted, and very useful for all Gentlemen that travel to any part of that Kingdom. ... (London: Tho. Bowles, ... and John Bowles ... ).
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© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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