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http://www.geographicus.com/mm5/cartographers/campbell.txt

Title

A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions, and ca.

Description
English: An absolutely stunning and monumental 1794 wall map of Scotland by Lieutenant Campbell. Covers Scotland in full with extraordinary detail throughout. Notes every town, hamlet, bishopric, country, forest, castle swam and road. Even offers some offshore detail with regard to the various postal ferries, the Marrs Bank, rocks and other undersea dangers, and cod fishing grounds. Identifies a number of important locales including Loch Ness, the source of the Spey, Ben Wyvis mountain, the Rock of Islay, Ben Nivis Mountain, and the ruins of Beregonium ancient capital of Scotland. A large inset map in the upper right quadrant details the Shetland Islands. An elaborate baroque title cartouche appears in the upper left quadrant. Published by Laurie and Whittle as plate nos. 7-8 in the 1797 edition of Thomas Kitchin's General Atlas .
Date

1794 (dated)

Dimensions

Height: 50 in (127 cm). Width: 42 in (106.7 cm).

Accession number

Geographicus code: Scotland-campbell-1794

Source/Photographer

Kitchin, Thomas, Kitchin's General Atlas, describing the Whole Universe: being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the last edition of D'Anville and Robert with many improvements by other eminent geographers, engraved on Sixty-Two plates, comprising Thirty Seven maps., Laurie & Whittle, London, 1797.

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