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DORRET, James, fl.1744-1761 : A CORRECT MAP OF SCOTLAND FROM NEW SURVEYS.

DORRET, James, fl.1744-1761 : A CORRECT MAP OF SCOTLAND FROM NEW SURVEYS.

[Edinburgh? : G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, and A. Kincaid?], 1751. A single-sheet reduction of Dorret’s 1750 wall-map of Scotland - “a greatly improved map ... the basis of practically every map of Scotland for the next forty years ... for the first time a really good outline becomes available” (Moir). Drawn and engraved by Dorret at a scale of ten miles to the inch (1:6336), with a separate inset of the Shetland Isles. No publication details are given, but the earlier wall-map was advertised in Scotland by the Edinburgh booksellers Hamilton, Balfour and Alexander Kincaid, and they may perhaps be responsible for this smaller version.
Copper line engraving on paper, with original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 790 x 620mm (approx. 31” x 24-1/2”). Dissected and mounted on linen; trimmed to neatlines, as usual; a few marks and some minor spotting; some wear and holing to the linen of the folds, but overall in good state for an early map of this type. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£500

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ANTIQUE MAP: A NEW MAP OF SUTHERLAND SHIRE, DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : A NEW MAP OF SUTHERLAND SHIRE, DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

[London] : for the London Magazine, [1764]. A charming antique map of the most remote corner of mainland Scotland as it was known in the eighteenth century – one of a series originally produced by Kitchin for the “London Magazine : or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer”. The present map first appeared with the August 1764 issue of magazine.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 172 x 219mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: ORDNANCE SURVEY OF SCOTLAND : ARRAN – SHEET 21.

ORDNANCE SURVEY : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF SCOTLAND : ARRAN – SHEET 21.

Southampton : Ordnance Survey Office, 1870. A handsome one-inch map of the Isle of Arran, with portions of the adjacent coastlines of the mainland. Engraved by Henry Baker and John Darling and originally published in November 1870, with the present map printed from an electrotype taken in that year.
Line engraving on paper. 685 x 626mm (approx. 27” x 24-3/4”). Dissected, mounted on linen and folding into a contemporary cloth case, lettered in gilt; case split at foot and lacking ties; two residual tape-marks extending from left-hand margin to first fold, a few faint spots, but otherwise in very good condition.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: EDINBURGH & LEITH.

SWANSTON, George Heriot, fl.1841-1860 : EDINBURGH & LEITH.

London & Edinburgh : A. Fullarton & Co., 1852. An attractive and delicately engraved plan of Edinburgh and Leith in the mid nineteenth century. Drawn and engraved by the Edinburgh engraver George Heriot Swanston and originally produced for Fullarton’s serially published “A Gazetteer of the World” (1850-1856).
Steel line engraving on paper. Original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 130 x 160mm (approx. 9” x 6-1/4”). A couple of tiny marks, faint corner crease not affecting image, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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WYLD, James, 1790-1836 - publisher : AINSLIES TRAVELLING MAP OF SCOTLAND SHEWING THE DISTANCES FROM ONE STAGE TO ANOTHER.

WYLD, James, 1790-1836 - publisher : AINSLIES TRAVELLING MAP OF SCOTLAND SHEWING THE DISTANCES FROM ONE STAGE TO ANOTHER.

London : James Wyld, 1830. A late, seemingly unrecorded, and much revised edition of the map first published by John Ainslie (1745-1828) in 1783. A crystal clear road map of Scotland on a scale of around fourteen miles to the inch (1:8621), with mileages shown along each road, a triangular distance table for the major towns, and a table of spot-heights for the hills, etc. Wyld has added numerous new roads, especially in the Highlands, considerably extended the table of heights, and added a table of comparable English figures.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 603 x 557mm (approx. 23-3/4” x 22-7/8”). Dissected, mounted on edge-bound linen, and folding into the original embossed cloth slip-case, with Wyld’s printed label, titled “Roads of Scotland”; case a little worn; some very mild tanning and pale offsetting to the map, but overall in very good order. With the contemporary ownership inscriptions of Lady Hardy on both slip-case and verso of the map, the latter dated 1836 - this presumably Louisa Emily Anne Hardy, née Berkeley (1788-1877), the wife of Nelson’s flag-captain (he of “Kiss me, Hardy”) - Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839) - and cousin and intimate correspondent of Lord Byron. No copy of this Wyld edition located in any major library worldwide.

£250

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