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Auction 146, Lot 429

A Scarce Map of the Jacobite Rising of 1745

"An Exact Plan of His Majesty's Great Roads Through the Highlands of Scotland", Rutherford, Andrew

Subject: Southern Scotland

Period: 1745 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.1 x 23 inches
35.8 x 58.4 cm
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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, which was the first significant conflict in the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The map was issued to illustrate the 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 have only found three examples of this map having been on the market in the last 25 years, in addition to one example 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.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a long vertical crease and very minor soiling. Small chips and tears in blank margins have been expertly repaired, with one repaired tear entering 2" into map at top.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/4/2013