A NEW and CORRECTED MAP of PERTHSHIRE
This map was made during the Jacobite Uprising by William Edgar who worked for the Duke of Cumberland's army Maps such as this provided valuable reconnaissance information on roads, forts, river crossings and other strategically important features of the landscape The indication of hills, though conventionalised, gives a useful indication of the mountain terrain Edgar dedicated the map to James, Duke of Athol who was Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland Military maps made during the first half of the 18th century provide the first plans of Scottish towns, many of which remained unmapped until a century later William Edgar drew up a map of Edinburgh in the same year as this map of Perthshire
Scotiæ provinciæ mediterraneæ inter Taum flumen | et Vararis æstuarium: Sunt autem | BRAID-ALLABAN, ATHOLIA, MARRIA SVPERIOR. | BADENOCHA, STRATH-SPEA, LOCHABRIA, | cum Chersoneso qui ei ad occasum prætenditur; | cum singulis earundem partibus. [=] a Description of the inland provinces of SCOTLAND lying | betueen Tay river and Murra fyrth, conteyning | BRAID-ALLABAN, ATHOL, BRAE OF MAR, BADENOCH, STRATH-SPEY, LOCHABYR, | wt al ye lands which ley west from LOCHABYR wt all thair | parts conteyned under them.
Opera Ro. Gordonii a Straloch.
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