May 18, 2015
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General introduction by Ed Archer chairman of LADAS
Thompson Map 1832
Blaeu Map 1650
Sep 18, 2012
John Thomson’s map of Lanarkshire was issued in two sections in 1832 as part of a series of maps for the whole of Scotland. The detail on the maps is of great use to the local historian .
The sections shown are part of the map showing the area of Lanark. Robert Owen’s Mill at New Lanark can be made out . Other features that are of interest include the Craigenhall Lime Quarries which are near...
Sep 17, 2012
Blaeu was a Dutch map maker based in Amsterdam . He issued several maps of Lanarkshire in 1654 as part of his world atlas. This was popular throughout the known world and was even translated into Arabic .
Blaeu’s maps are largely based on the notes taken by Timothy Pont for the creation of his map of Lanarkshire in 1596. Blaeu’s map is much clearer than Pont’s and is much easier to...
Sep 14, 2012
“The Roy Military Survey of Scotland, known to its contemporaries as the ‘Great Map’, is a uniquely important historical cartographic document. It provides a uniform graphic snapshot of the entire Scottish mainland at a time when the landscape was beginning an era of rapid change.”
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Sep 13, 2012
“Timothy Pont’s manuscript maps offer an astonishingly detailed picture of large parts of Renaissance Scotland. But their wealth of detail can make them difficult to interpret..”
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