Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
A new and correct map of the Shire of Peebles or Tweddale
[Edinburgh?: s.n.], 1741.
Cooper, Richard (b.1696, d.1764)
Edgar, William (active Circa 1741)
Charles, Earl of Traquair
A map of Peebles drawn by William Edgar in 1741. It shows landed estates and their grounds in some detail. Roads became more established at this period and main routes are shown and named on the map. Parish boundaries have been hand coloured. William Edgar was a surveyor. After the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, much of his mapping was done for the English military authorities. He is said to have died of a chill caught when surveying in Perthshire. The words 'R. Cooper sculp.' in bottom right corner show that this map was engraved by Richard Cooper the elder (1696-1764) who engraved many of the early and mid-18th century Scottish maps.
56.8 x 45.5cm (1' 10 3/8" x 1' 5 15/16")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2, 1983, p.218.
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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A new and correct map of the Shire of Peebles or Tweddale [1 of 1]
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