Charting The Nation
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L' Escosse dela le Tay, divisée en ses Provinces &c.
Paris : Pierre Mariette, 1665.
Sanson, Nicolas (b.1600, d.1667)
Mariette, Pierre (active 1665)
This map of Scotland north of the Tay is one of several produced in Paris in 1665 by Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville. It is based on Blaeu's Atlas Major of 1662, an enlarged edition of his atlas of 1654. The title cartouche does not mention Blaeu's atlas but acknowledges the work of Timothy Pont and Robert Gordon of Straloch. Blaeu's maps of Scotland were based on Pont's unpublished surveys which had been compiled and revised by Gordon. Settlements, castles and administrative boundaries are shown. The symbols appear standardised and are therefore of no value in assessing structural development. Major burghs, for example, are all shown as identical walled towns with several towers and spires.
52.3 x 38.3cm (1' 8 9/16" x 1' 3 1/16")
Hand coloured in outline
Scotland - north
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.1, 1973, p.172.
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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