Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
The Middle Part of Galloway. Contains the West P. of Kirkud:bright Shire.
[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 the 'Middle Part of Galloway' (Kirkcudbrightshire) by Herman Moll in his 1725 atlas. The map shows numerous settlements and features though several are in unaccustomed positions to each other (e.g., New Galloway, Clatteringshaws, and Loch Grannoch). Additionally, several places are encircled, possibly indicating parkland. The area was (and is) chiefly rural: around this time, Kirkcudbright had about 500 people. The first known maps by Moll were of Europe and America and appeared in Sir Jonas Moore's 1681 work 'New Systeme of the Mathematicks containing.a new geography'. Moll also made charts for Collins and John Adair, the Scottish geographer.
23.7 x 18.3cm (9 5/16 x 7 3/16")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, pp.152, 198.
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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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