Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
The South Part of the Shire of Air; Containing Kyle and Carrick.
[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)
The South Part of the Shire of Air; Containing Kyle and Carrick', a map in Herman Moll's 1725 atlas of Scotland. This map of southern Ayrshire, from Irvine to Glen App on the west coast, includes many details about villages and burghs, as well as natural features, including Ailsa Craig ('Ailza I[sland]'). Interesting features include the villages in the south between, and inland from, Glen App and 'Ard Stinsiar Castle'. Unusually, Moll also includes some rectangular symbols (probably signifying enclosures) near some settlements (such as Ardmillen); this is in contrast to his usual circular symbols. A road, mostly following the path of the present-day A77, is found along the coast, changing from dotted to solid lines near Girvan.
25.5 x 18.4cm (10 1/16 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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