Charting The Nation
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A Pocket Companion of ye Roads of ye North Part of Great Britain called Scotland : Containing all ye Cities, Market Towns, Boroughs &c., the principal Roads, with ye Computed Miles from Town to Town / By Herman Moll.
London : sold by Herman Moll, 1718.
Moll, Herman (b.1654?, d.1732)
Ker, John, Earl & Duke of Roxburghe (b.1680, d.1741)
The 'Pocket companion of ye roads of ye north part of Great Britain called Scotland' by Herman Moll was published in 1718. It is reduced from part of his map of Great Britain which he published the previous year. Moll's maps were among the first to show roads in Scotland, given in this map as parallel lines between towns with distances in miles. County boundaries are also shown and have been highlighted by hand colouring. The longitude is measured both from London (St. Paul's Cathedral) and from Edinburgh Castle. It was common to use a local meridian in maps of this date The standard meridian at Greenwich was not adopted until much later.
27.5 x 29.4cm (10 13/16 x 11 9/16")
Hand coloured in outline
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.1, 1973, p.181.
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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