Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
[London: Tho. Bowles, ... and John Bowles ... 1725]
Moll, Herman (b.1654?, d.1732)
Bowles, John (b.1701, d.1779)
Bowles, Thomas (b.Pre 1695, d.1767)
This map entitled Orkney Shire was engraved and published in 1725 as part of the Atlas of Scotland by Herman Moll (1654?-1732). It shows considerable coastal detail as well as the main hills, lochs and settlements. Early in his career, Herman Moll had engraved a series of sea charts for Captain Greenvile Collins including charts of Orkney and Shetland. These charts were based on the accurate coastal surveying undertaken by Collins in 1681-1688. Rocks are marked, many with individual names, such as Horse of Copinssha (Copinsay) or Barrit Rock. A whirlpool is marked beside Swinna. Details such as these may have been influenced by Collins' charts.
18.5 x 22.5cm (7 5/16 x 8 7/8")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, p.215.
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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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Orkney Shire. [1 of 1]
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7072 x 7072
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