Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
The Shire of Angus or Forfar.
[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)
This map entitled 'The Shire of Angus or Forfar' was engraved and published in 1725 by Herman Moll (1654?-1732) as part of his Atlas of Scotland. It shows roads, topographical features and settlements. On several of his Scottish maps, Moll notes the presence of mineral resources. North of Edzell iron mines are marked, and lead mines are shown near the River Esk. From prehistory small scale mineral sources had been exploited. During the 18th century new technology such as the blast furnace made larger scale iron working possible. Many were in the Highland areas where plentiful timber made charcoal a possible fuel. Much of the ore for these larger ventures was imported.
19.5 x 24.7cm (7 11/16 x 9 3/4")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, p.161.
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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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The Shire of Angus or Forfar. [1 of 1]
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7072 x 7072
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