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Sunday, 10 February 2008

Scottish Military Survey

The Military Survey of Scotland 1747 – 1755. William Roy surveyed the whole of Scotland, producing an immensely detailed and groundbreaking map of the country after the Jacobite rising of 1745. It had a great influence on the future of mapping, and for the first time this magnificent work has been reproduced in 342 large-format full colour pages. In addition to the cartography, The Great Map will contain three essays by academic specialists. Dr Yolande Hodson focuses on the life of William Roy and the cartography of the map; Professor Charles Withers writes about the broader context of mapping in 18th-century Scotland and Britain, and mapping in the Enlightenment, while Chris Tabraham supplies the detail of the historical and military background. Bound in real cloth within a protective slip case. Includes introductory essays and 346 pages of colour mapping. Special limited numbered edition. The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotland 1747-1755.

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