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.
W. Guthrie (1767), ‘General History of Scotland’, Printed for the Author by A. Hamilton, London, Spine.
W. Guthrie (1767), ‘General History of Scotland’, Printed for the Author by A. Hamilton, London, Front Cover.
W. Guthrie (1767), ‘General History of Scotland’, Printed for the Author by A. Hamilton, London, Publisher’s Page.
Fixed Map of Scotland.
7 thoughts on “‘General History of Scotland’ (1767)”
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.
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.
Fabulous! I love looking at old maps. That one is certainly very “busy”. Thank goodness for modern technology, because I can read most of it with expansion.
The ‘Map of Scotland’ link in the intro to this post should take you to the scanned map which is far easier to view 😊