‘General History of Scotland’ (1767)

I was only able to obtain volume 2 of this set, though I’ll keep an eye out for its volume 1 counterpart. This is William Guthrie’s ‘General History of Scotland’ (1767) and I bought it for the information it might contain. I was surprised with a wee bonus in the form of a disbound 48x43cm, highly detailed, Map of Scotland inside its front cover. It was pretty wrinkled and its top corner had torn off and remained attached to the binding. I carefully took this out and reattached it to the main body of the map before ironing it with hair straighteners (it works a treat) and scanning it for the Maps from Books section.

 

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W. Guthrie (1767), ‘General History of Scotland’,  Printed for the Author by A. Hamilton, London, Spine.

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W. Guthrie (1767), ‘General History of Scotland’, Printed for the Author by A. Hamilton, London, Front Cover.

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W. Guthrie (1767), ‘General History of Scotland’, Printed for the Author by A. Hamilton, London, Publisher’s Page.

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The fixing of the map.

6 thoughts on “‘General History of Scotland’ (1767)

  1. Either I just had not noticed it before, or it is the first time I have seen it : on the map attached is a reference to the German Ocean. The previous name of the North Sea! Every day is a learning day.

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    1. Yep that’s a fact. What I find strange is that what we call “Firths” are marked “Friths” on the 19th century maps I have, yet this 18th century has them as we do. Strange.

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