Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
A Map of the North West Part of the Western Islands.
[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 'A map of the north west part of the Western Isles' was engraved and published in 1725 as part of Herman Moll's county atlas of Scotland. The map is annotated with considerable information concerning fishing. On Lewis, several antiquities are marked. The 'Thrushel stone' is likely to be Clach an Trushal, a massive standing stone, nearly 6m tall, not far from the great standing stones at Callanish, which date to around 3000BC. The 'stone fort' could be one of a number of brochs, stone tower dwellings built by the Celts between about 100BC and 100AD. Moll was probably referring to Dun Carloway Broch, which still stands to a height of about 10m.
18.4 x 24.7cm (7 1/4 x 9 3/4")
Hand coloured in outline
Coll, Island of
Skye, Island of
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, p.191.
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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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A Map of the North West Part of the Western Islands. [1 of 1]
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7072 x 7072
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