The Great Map

By William Roy

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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William Roy surveyed the whole of Scotland, producing an immensely detailed and groundbreaking map of the country after the Jacobite rising of 1745. It had a great influence on the future of mapping, and for the first time this magnificent work has been reproduced in 342 large-format full colour pages.

In addition to the cartography, The Great Map will contain three essays by academic specialists. Dr Yolande Hodson focuses on the life of William Roy and the cartography of the map; Professor Charles Withers writes about the broader context of mapping in 18th-century Scotland and Britain, and mapping in the Enlightenment, while Chris Tabraham supplies the detail of the historical and military background.

Casebound in real cloth within a protective slip case. Includes introductory essays and 346 pages of colour mapping.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 14 Dec 2007
ISBN 9781841586670
Number of Pages 400

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