'A New MAP of the NORTH PART of SCOTLAND.' / 'A New MAP of the SOUTH PART of SCOTLAND.' by Johnson / Morden c.1722
A pair of attractive and detailed early 18th century maps of North and South Scotland which were drawn and engraved by Andrew Johnson and published in [Robert Morden's] Camden's Britannia (London:1722). The maps from this atlas were described by Bishop Gibson as "much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appeared". They are also notable for using up to three different mileage scales, none of which were based on the statute mile!
These particular maps comes from the 1722 edition as they have the distinct 'spread eagle' watermark. This is one of the very few cases where a watermark can be used to date a map.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed areas are approximately 45.2cms by 35.8cms for the north part and 45cms by 35.3cms for the south part..
- The maps are in very good condition with decent margins; central folds, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 250 years old.