Map of Scotland - constructed and engraved from the best authorities by J Kirkwood and Sons is respectfully dedicated to Brig. Gen. Dixon of Mount Annan, Deputy Quarter Master General for Scotland

Kirkwood, J

Edité par James Kirkwood 7 Sons, Edinburgh, 1804
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16 panels. hand-coloured. Kirkwood & Sons were map and globe makers. The Routes of [Thomas] Pennant, [Thomas] Garnett, [John] Lettice, and [Alexander] Campbell shown in differing colours on the map. Mail and stagecoaches from Edinburgh, Table of Freights at Leith, Queensferry, Dundee and Port Glasgow, table of distances within Scotland, From Edinbugh to London and from Glasgow to London. Population of Scotland (Edinburgh 40894!), Canals. Military Districts, Inserted map of Shetland and Orkney Islands, table of heights of mountains. Alexander Campbell made a journey from Edinburgh through parts of North Britain and remarked on Scottish landscape, with observations on rural economy, natural history, manufactures, trade and commerce, together with biographical sketches, relating chiefly to civil and ecclesiastical affairs. Thomas Garnett made a tour through the Highlands and part of the Western Isles of Scotland, Staffa and Icolmkill, the Falls of the Clyde, and of the country round Moffat, with an analysis of its mineral waters. John Lettice toured through various parts of Scotland, in 1792. In 1769 Thomas Pennant, who is well-known traveller and recorder of topographical information, was touring Scotland, which he published and was followed in 1774 by an account of another journey in Scotland, in two volumes. These works proved invaluable as preserving the record of important antiquarian relics which have now perished. Unusually Alnwick and other Northumberland towns are marked on the map. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. All folds slightly rubbed. Three small holes within the folds of the map. Some of the colours slightly faded Dissected and mounted onto linen. N° de réf. du libraire L0825

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Titre : Map of Scotland - constructed and engraved ...

Éditeur : James Kirkwood 7 Sons, Edinburgh

Date d'édition : 1804

Edition : First Edition.

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