"[Lot of 2] Scotland [and] The Environs of Edinburgh",
Subject: Scotland, Edinburgh
Period: 1855-57 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. Scotland, by Joseph Hutchins Colton, from General Atlas, dated 1855 (13.0 x 15.9"). This steel-engraved map of Scotland shows counties, notable towns and cities, railroads, canals, and common roads. Several mountains are named along with their elevations, and historical battlefields are located with crossed swords and the date of the battle. An inset at top right depicts the Orkney Isles, and another at bottom left focuses on the Shetland Isles. Surrounded by a decorative scroll border. Condition: There is faint offsetting from an opposing page of text and a few edge tears at right, two of which enter into the border, and all of which have been closed on verso with archival tape. There is a light damp stain confined to the right blank margin. (B+)
B. The Environs of Edinburgh, by SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, circa 1857 (15.6 x 12.6"). This detailed steel engraved plan shows the city of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside about 10 miles in each direction. Roads, railroads, and various places of interest including castles, churches, manses, mills, and an asylum are located. Sites of battles are marked with crossed swords and the year when they occurred. Features a keyboard style border. Published by Edward Stanford, who began publishing SDUK maps in 1857, and engraved by B.R. Davies. Condition: A few tiny, unobtrusive spots in the image. The right margin has been trimmed with partial loss of the distance scale. (A)
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