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Charting the Nation: Maps of Scotland, 1550-1740

Humans are generally fascinated with maps, both as historical and cultural documents, and in a very pragmatic sense in terms of wayfinding and navigating unfamiliar places. For those users interested in a wide array of maps of Scotland during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, this website will be a welcome find. The project was developed within the University of Edinburgh's Department of Geography, and is currently managed by Edinburgh University Library. The site provides access to 3,500 maps taken from a host of atlases and other bound books, and is complemented by a narrative piece titled "Mapping Scotland: An Essay" by Charles W. J. Withers. Along with looking over some of these many maps, visitors will also want to take a look at the "Useful Links" section, which provides direct access to other relevant sites, including The Gazetteer for Scotland. At the time of this report, the link to the Web browser client required to view the map collection was not working; however, users could download a full-featured Java-based viewer compatible with either Windows Internet Explorer or the Mac OS.
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April 1st, 2005
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March 31st, 2005 at 8:17pm
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April 11th, 2005 at 7:12pm
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