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  •  Southern Scotland, Sydney Hall, c.1845

    Southern Scotland, Sydney Hall, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30348 Southern Scotland, Sydney Hall, c.1845. Price: 24.00

SOUTHERN SCOTLAND An untitled map engraved by Sydney Hall being the southern sheet only of a pair of maps of Scotland. Inset map of the Shetland Islands. Published by A. & C. Black. 22 x 16 1/4 inches. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold otherwise good condition.
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  •  Road Map Scotland, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Road Map Scotland, Carington Bowles, 1785

  •  Scotland Roads, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Scotland Roads, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Road Map

29768 Road Map, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 24.00

Plate 79 / 80/ 81 / 82 An engraved double sided strip road map. Starting at Tweed Cross and going through Linton to Edinburgh. On the reverse side the route starts at Stilton and goes to Peterborough, Market Deeping, Bourn and Folkingham. 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Paterson’s British Itinerary

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  •  Scotland, c.1888

    Scotland, c.1888

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31345 Scotland, c.1888. Price: 12.00

SCOTLAND A colour printed map of the whole county. Regret I have not been able to put a cartographer’s name to this map. 9 x 11 3/4 inches. Fine condition.

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  •  Southern Scotland, Pieter van den Keere

    Southern Scotland, Pieter van den Keere

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

31676 Southern Scotland, Pieter van den Keere, c.1646. Price: 30.00

**THE SOUTH PT OF SCOTLAN WHEREIN ARE CONTAYNED EDINBROUGH ST ANDREW AND GLASCO ARCHBISHO. ** A miniature engraved map orientated with west at the top showing southern Scotland. Simple title cartouche with scale. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Trimmed with no bottom blank margin. Vertical printer’s crease. English text on verso.

From England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described

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  •  Southern Scotland, G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1824

    Southern Scotland, G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1824

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

31978 Southern Scotland, G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1824. Price: 20.00

SCOTLAND An engraved map of the southern half of Scotland extending as far north as Skye and Aberdeen. Imprint of the publisher dated 1824 beneath. 8 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches. Uncoloured. Two vertical folding creases. Good clean undamaged condition.

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  •  Ports and Harbours of Scotland Archibald Fullarton 1862

    Ports and Harbours of Scotland Archibald Fullarton 1862

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

24387 Ports and Harbour, Archibald Fullarton, 1862. Price: 28.00

PORTS AND HARBOURS ON THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND Nine charts and one city plan on one colour printed lithograph sheet. Ayr, Campbelltown Bay and Harbour, Port Patrick, Upper Estuary of the Clyde, Large, Troon, Ardrossan, Irvine, Rothsay, City of Glasgow 11 3/4 x 18 inches. Very light vertical crease on left hand side of the map otherwise good condition.

From The Royal Illustrated Atlas published by Archibald Fullarton and Company

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Blaeu Atlas of Scotland - 1654

From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson

32031 Atlas of Scotland, Joan Blaeu, 1654. Price: 6,800

NOVUS ATLAS, DAS IST, WELD-BESCHREIBURG.....

Theatrum, Volume 5 of Scotland. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S COPY

Hand coloured engraved architectural title with letterpress overslip, the Arms of Scotland heavilily heightened in gold. 50 double-page engraved maps mostly after Robert Gordon or Timothy Pont (of 55, several in second state with added sailing vessels), wanting Scotia Regnum and the 5 maps of Ireland, but with 2 additional earlier Blaeu maps of the British Isles and Scotland. The maps are printed on thick paper with rich early hand colouring, blank on versos. 4 maps (Coila, Cuninghamia, Aberdonia and Uistus) cropped within neatlines, others shaved within plate-marks, title and first map detached, some mainly light browning and foxing throughout, nineteenth century roan gilt over heavy boards, edges gilt and gauffered, rebacked, rather worn at edges [Koeman Bl 51], folio (438 x 282mm.), Amsterdam, Johannes Blaeu, 1654

R.L. STEVENSON'S COPY OF THE FIRST COUNTY ATLAS OF SCOTLAND, FROM HIS LIBRARY AT VAILIMA IN SAMOA, with his label and the signature of Isobel Strong: "She's my wife's daughter, my secretary, my amanuensis, my woman-Friday on my desert island, my finder of things, my last assistance, my oasis, my staff of hope, my grove of peace, my anchor, my haven in a storm. She's Belle, I suppose" (Robert Louis Stevenson, from An Object of Pity, privately printed, Sydney, 1892).

Isobel "Belle" Osbourne Strong Field (1858–1953) was a stepdaughter of Robert Louis Stevenson, her mother being Fanny Stevenson. Belle and her family moved to Vailima, Samoa, in May 1891 with her mother and step-father, taking on the role of the author's literary assistant, transcribing his words when he was too ill to write. Isobel and her brother Lloyd wrote about Stevenson and their experiences in Samoa in Memories of Vailima (1902). It was Lloyd who, during a rainy holiday in Scotland when he was twelve, drew a map for his step-father, which inspired him to write Treasure Island. The atlas is not listed on the database of books from Stevenson's personal library accessible via the RLS website.

Provenance: "From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima", label on front paste-down; Isobel Strong, ownership signature on same label.

The atlas is listed in the Stevenson library database as having sold at Anderson Galleries in 1915.

The illustrations of the 50 maps below are in the same order as they appear in the atlas.

  •  Atlas

    Atlas

  •  Blaeu Frontispiece of Scotland

    Blaeu Frontispiece of Scotland

  •  British Isles J. Blaeu

    British Isles J. Blaeu

  •  Scotland J. Blaeu

    Scotland J. Blaeu

  •  Anciient Britain J. Blaeu

    Anciient Britain J. Blaeu

  •  Scotland and Shetland J. Blaeu

    Scotland and Shetland J. Blaeu

  •  Teviotdale J. Blaeu

    Teviotdale J. Blaeu

  •  Upper Tweedsdale J. Blaeu

    Upper Tweedsdale J. Blaeu

  •  Berwickshire J. Blaeu

    Berwickshire J. Blaeu

  •  Lauderdale J. Blaeu

    Lauderdale J. Blaeu

  •  Liddesdale J. Blaeu

    Liddesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Eskdale J. Blaeu

    Eskdale J. Blaeu

  •  The Lothians J. Blaeu

    The Lothians J. Blaeu

  •  Lower Annandale J. Blaeu

    Lower Annandale J. Blaeu

  •  Nithsdale J. Blaeu

    Nithsdale J. Blaeu

  •  Galloway J. Blaeu

    Galloway J. Blaeu

  •  Wigtownshire J. Blaeu

    Wigtownshire J. Blaeu

  •  West Kirkcudbright J. Blaeu

    West Kirkcudbright J. Blaeu

  •  East Kirkcudbright J. Blaeu

    East Kirkcudbright J. Blaeu

  •  Mid Ayrshire J. Blaeu

    Mid Ayrshire J. Blaeu

  •  Carrick J. Blaeu

    Carrick J. Blaeu

  •  Stirlingshire J. Blaeu

    Stirlingshire J. Blaeu

  •  Fife J. Blaeu

    Fife J. Blaeu

  •  West Fife J. Blaeu

    West Fife J. Blaeu

  •  East Fife J. Blaeu

    East Fife J. Blaeu

  •  Upper Clydesdale J. Blaeu

    Upper Clydesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Lower Clydesdale J. Blaeu

    Lower Clydesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Kyle Clydesdale J. Blaeu

    Kyle Clydesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Cunningham Clydesdale J. Blaeu

    Cunningham Clydesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Dunbarton Clydesdale J. Blaeu

    Dunbarton Clydesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Aberdeenshire and Banff Clydesdale J. Blaeu

    Aberdeenshire and Banff Clydesdale J. Blaeu

  •  Renfrew J. Blaeu

    Renfrew J. Blaeu

  •  Kintyre J. Blaeu

    Kintyre J. Blaeu

  •  The Firth of Lorn J. Blaeu

    The Firth of Lorn J. Blaeu

  •  Knapdale J. Blaeu

    Knapdale J. Blaeu

  •  South East Sutherland J. Blaeu

    South East Sutherland J. Blaeu

  •  Caithness J. Blaeu

    Caithness J. Blaeu

  •  Strath Naver and Strathmore J. Blaeu

    Strath Naver and Strathmore J. Blaeu

  •  Moray and Nairn J. Blaeu

    Moray and Nairn J. Blaeu

  •  Northern Scotland J. Blaeu

    Northern Scotland J. Blaeu

  •  The Central Highlands J. Blaeu

    The Central Highlands J. Blaeu

  •  Orkney and Shetland J. Blaeu

    Orkney and Shetland J. Blaeu

  •  The Isle of Arran J. Blaeu

    The Isle of Arran J. Blaeu

  •  The Isle of Skye J. Blaeu

    The Isle of Skye J. Blaeu

  •  The Isle of Bute J. Blaeu

    The Isle of Bute J. Blaeu

  •  The Uists and Barra J. Blaeu

    The Uists and Barra J. Blaeu

  •  The Isle of Mull J. Blaeu

    The Isle of Mull J. Blaeu

  •  The Small Isles J. Blaeu

    The Small Isles J. Blaeu

  •  Lewis and Harris J. Blaeu

    Lewis and Harris J. Blaeu

  •  The Isle of Ila J. Blaeu

    The Isle of Ila J. Blaeu

  •  The Isle of Jura J. Blaeu

    The Isle of Jura J. Blaeu

  •  The Hebrides J. Blaeu

    The Hebrides J. Blaeu

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THE BLAEU FAMILY

Back in in the 1960's I was fortunate to buy my first set of atlases by Joan Blaeu. It was in fact an incomplete set of seven volumes all bound in contemporary Dutch cream calf decorated with gold. The colouring was superb and in a way unique in that if I see any Blaeu maps now I would be able to identify whether they came from this same set. I bought the atlases at a well know London auction house having set off early that morning on the train from Chester. These were the days before the hated buyer's premium arrived. In fact if you were able to buy the atlases today at auction the buyer's premium alone would probably be about the price I paid for the set. I remember struggling back to Euston station with the volumes and was so protective that I would not even let the porter help me along the platform and onto the train. The atlases were later split and brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of my customers.

You can enjoy looking at these remarkable engraved maps of most parts of the world via a series of reproduction atlases produced in full colour

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I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

Early Antique Maps of the whole of Scotland - Richard Nicholson

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