Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
Galloway Contains, The Shires of Wigton and Kirkcudbright.
[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)
A map of 'Galloway Contains The Shires of Wigton and Kirkcudbright', by Herman Moll from his 1725 atlas. Coloured lines show the coastline and the shires' borders with Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire. The map divides the area into three sections: East, West and Mid-Galloway. Galloway ('the land of the stranger Gaels') was a stronghold of the 17th-century Covenanters, aided by its mountainous and isolated regions. These are apparent in Moll's map which shows much detail. Until the sixteenth century, Gaelic was spoken widely in the area, particularly the west. Moll was a skilled copperplate engraver who probably learned his trade in northern Germany.
25.7 x 17.8cm (10 1/8 x 7")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, pp.152, 242.
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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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Galloway Contains, The Shires of Wigton and Kirkcudbright. [1 of 1]
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7072 x 7072
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