"An Exact Plan of His Majesty's Great Roads through the Highlands of Scotland", Rutherford, Andrew
Period: 1745 (dated)
Color: Black & White
14 x 21 inches
35.6 x 53.3 cm
This is a rare plan providing excellent detail of the roads, fortifications, cities, towns, villages, and castles in the region between the Firth of Forth and First of Clyde in the south, and Loch Ness and Murray Firth in the north. At left is an inset illustrating the Battle of Prestonpans. The map was issued to illustrate the Second Jacobite Rebellion with the locations of the Kings Troops and Rebels noted. The map is dedicated to Charles Leslie, and was engraved by C. Mosley. We can find no example of this map having been on the market, and there are only two references on the Internet, both in the collection of the National Library of Scotland. According to Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers this is the only map attributed to Andrew Rutherford.
Minor stains along centerfold with paper thin in a couple of places due to removal of the binding strap.