Map of Scotland Divided Into Counties Shewing The Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers, Canals, Lochs, Mountains, Islands & c. On A Scale Of Five Miles To An Inch - Three Independent Sections
This is a striking and monumental 1846 first edition map of Scotland by Samuel Lewis. Lewis issued this map to accompany his Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, published in 1846. In three large sections, this map covers all of Scotland as well as parts of adjacent England. As one might imagine form a map of this magnitude, it offers mind-boggling detail throughout, identifying topography by hachure, abbeys, towns, villages, gentlemanly estates, lochs, rivers, and of course, major cities. In the lower left quadrant of the map there is a beautiful view, drawn by T. Allom, of the ruined Melrose Abbey, once considered to be among the most beautiful of Scotland's religious houses.
This map is often identified as the Carrington Map of Scotland, as it was drawn by F. A. Carrington and the topography added by his brother G. W. Carrington. The production was subsequently engraved by I. Dower and etched by T. Harwood. Samuel Lewis and Company of 13 Finsbury Place, South London, is the publisher. The first edition of this map appeared in 1846 and subsequently editions followed in the 1850s and 1860s. Editions vary primarily in format ,with few if any cartographic changes.
Overall good condition. In three separate sections. Some splitting along fold lines and rubbing to books. Color is original. Unframed, folding maps in original books.
Dimensions: 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 1" D each book.