Taylor and Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain or Scotland.

(Road Maps. Scotland.) TAYLOR (George) and Andrew Skinner.

Taylor and Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain or Scotland.

Description: FIRST EDITION, engraved title within elaborate border, an elaborate canopy at the top supported by caryatids, arms of the Duke of Argyll, the dedicatee, at the foot, 2 pp. letterpress Index, general map engraved by Pyle, and 61 engraved strip maps on 31 folding sheets, the sheets folded in 4 so as to form an 8vo volume, 1 sheet (Pl. 23) loose, 1 map just trimmed at top but without loss to text, contemporary reversed calf, possibly lacking a spine label, short cracks in joints, a bit rubbed, good, inscription of Aberdeen University Library at head of title

Publication Details: Published by the Authors ... & Sold by D. Wilson and G. Nicol [and 3 others in London] & by all the Booksellers in Scotland, 1776

Notes: An unsophisticated copy of Scotland's first road atlas. Over time, as the sheets have been repeatedly unfolded and refolded, they have become a little irregular, ending at different distances at the fore-edge, some a little soiled or dust-soiled (at the edge), but still a nice copy. 'Although John Ogilby had published a strip road atlas for England and Wales a century earlier, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's volume was essentially Scotland's first road atlas. It consists of 61 plates showing roads across Scotland at the one-inch to the mile scale, covering some 3,000 miles in total, with ea...more

Bibliography: (ESTC N63223)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1776

Stock Number: 63887

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