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Map of Glasgow, Govan, and Partick (1650)

This map is really big and a bit of an annoyance to scan as it was a good third bigger in scale than the A3 scanner area provided for. It was scanned in 4 pieces and jigsawed back together again on Photoshop. It’s from ‘Charters and Other Documents Relating to the City of Glasgow’ (1897) and shows the greater Glasgow area as it was in 1650. The author states his intention as being,

I have attempted to sketch what may be regarded as the constitutional history of Glasgow from the foundation of the Burgh in 1175 or 1178, till the end of the reign of King Charles I., on 30th January, 1649.”

So I’m interested to see what gems this publication contains.


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