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Scotland: Mapping the Nation by Christopher Fleet

By Christopher Fleet

From the earliest depictions of Scotland by means of Ptolemy within the moment century advert to the latest mapping and illustration within the geographic info process and in satellite tv for pc navigation, this assortment deals a desirable and thought-provoking standpoint on Scottish historical past and geography. Written by way of specialists who've spent their lives operating with maps and map background, this new historical past of Scotland is superbly illustrated with information of the main major manuscripts and published maps of the rustic.

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Before we come to tell this story, however, it is helpful to address in a little more detail the history of maps, the nature of maps and their languages and forms. MAPS, MAPPING AND MAP HISTORY As a form of communication, maps predate writing. What is taken to be the world’s oldest known map is a town plan of a settlement in modern-day Turkey, and dates from about 6,500 years BC. Humans have been mapping for 3,000 years before they were writing. World map history is thus almost 8,500 years old, and map history begins not on paper but on plaster.

Here, Charles Piazzi Smyth, Regis Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, delimits the different ‘sound geographies’ of the one o’clock gun sited at Edinburgh Castle: note the 1 second and 5 second time distances he plots, each as a concentric circle, from the point of explosion. In reality, these sound contours vary according to wind direction and air temperature. Source: W. & A. K. Johnston, Hislop’s Time-Gun Map of Edinburgh & Leith (‘Time circles each one second, number of rings distant from Gun indicate no.

2 This map of Scotland reveals the uncertainty of maps and of map-makers as to the exact outline of the country. Its maker, John Cowley, shows these differences by depicting the outlines of Scotland mapped by Robert Gordon of Straloch (in the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland of 1654), John Adair, Herman Moll, Nicolas Sanson, John Senex and Charles Inselin all on one map. Source: John Cowley, A Display of the Coasting Lines of Six Several Maps of North Britain [Adair, Moll, Gordon of Straloch, Senex, Inselin, Sanson] (1733).

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