Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
Scotland Divided into its Shires.
[London: Tho. Bowles, ... and John Bowles ... 1725]
Moll, Herman (b.1654?, d.1732)
Bowles, Thomas (b.Pre 1695, d.1767)
Bowles, John (b.1701, d.1779)
Scotland divided into its shires' by Herman Moll from his 1725 atlas of Scottish counties 'A Set of Thirty Six New and Correct Maps of Scotland'. The outline of Scotland used here was developed by Moll from 1708. Orkney and Shetland are included in an inset. The map uses colour and dotted lines to separate counties, and there are few other details beyond major burghs, rivers, lochs and islands. The Highlands are demarcated with a double line. Herman Moll produced hundreds of maps, charts and globes and was one of the most famous cartographers of his day. However, the 'shire' maps in this atlas, Moore suggests, are 'poor reductions of those in the Blaeu atlas' of the mid-17th century.
23.7 x 26.3cm (9 5/16 x 10 3/8")
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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Scotland Divided into its Shires. [1 of 1]
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