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Mapping the Islands

Charles WJ Withers, Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes

Demonstrating the ‘lure and “pull” of maps and islands in combination’, this handsome volume illustrates and discusses over 150 maps – historical and contemporary – from the National Library of Scotland’s collection. The authors begin with an introductory chapter on cartography in Scotland since the 16th century; then, in broadly chronological order they use eight themes, including settlement, naming, navigation and natural resources, to describe the geography, history and culture of Scotland’s islands through their representation in maps.

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  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 250x244mm
  • ISBN: 9781780273518
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.7kg
Product code:
511941
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