Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
The Isle of Iura &c. Part of Argyl Shire.
[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 Isle of Jura &c. Part of Argyl Shire' was engraved and published in 1725 as part of the Atlas of Scotland by Herman Moll (1654?-1732). Moll's Atlas included thirty-six maps of Scotland, many based on Joan Blaeu's Atlas of 1654. It is a finely engraved map but there is no decorative detail. There is a simple linear scale, marked in British miles. The coastline is outlined in colour. The map shows topographical details such as mountains, forests and the main settlements. The smaller islands are drawn and named but there are few details of rocks or currents. This is in marked contrast to some of the other Hebridean maps.
24.7 x 18.1cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/8")
Hand coloured in outline
Argyll and Bute
Jura, Island of
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, p.163.
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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 Isle of Iura &c. Part of Argyl Shire. [1 of 1]
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