Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
Lothian contains The Shire of Linlithgow or West Lothian. The Shire of Edinburgh or Mid-Lothian. and The Shire of Haddington or East Lothian.
[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)
Herman Moll's map of 'Lothian' from his 1725 atlas of Scotland. The area includes the counties of East, Mid- and West Lothian. Interesting features include the detailed representation of Edinburgh, the 'Lithin Houps' to the south, the Magdalen Salt Pans near Pinky, the dotted markings on the Forth coastline, and the enclosure around Arthur's Seat where debtors took refuge. Roads are more prominent here than in other maps in the atlas and the three shires are separated by dotted lines. In West Lothian are found 'Silver Mines', 'Tortrium' and a section of the Antonine Wall ('Graham's Dike', named after a legendary chieftain or as a term for a 'strong wall').
26.1 x 18.4cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/4")
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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