Highlight: Philips’ Handy Atlas of the Counties of Scotland

Title: Philips’ Handy Atlas to the Counties of Scotland
Author: John Bartholomew
Media: 1 CD (32 maps & 34 page index)
Year: (1888) 2005
Item Code: SCPG056
Price: AUD$29.50
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If you’re researching your ancestors in Scotland, a good ‘old’ atlas of the region is a must, and this CD, which is a facsimile copy of John Bartholomew’s 1888 classic “Handy Atlas of the Counties of Scotland” is perfect.

The first map shows all of Scotland, with the counties located for easy reference. Then, each county is given its own full-color map in wonderful detail. What is of particular importance, though, is that all the parishes are identified on each county map. There is as well a comprehensive index at the end of the work. This truly is one of those situations where the newest, most up-to-date model simply will not provide the same information as the antique! Contains 32 full-colour maps, and a 34 page index.

Maps are provided for: Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, Ayr, Banff, Berwick, Caithness, Dumbarton, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Environs of Edinburgh, Elgin and Nairn, Fife and Kinross, Forfar, Haddington, Inverness (Mainland), Western Islands (including parts of Ross and Inverness), Kincardine, Kirkcudbright, Lanark, Environs of Glasgow, Linlithgow, Orkney and Shetland, Peebles, Perth, Renfrew, Ross and Cromarty, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan, Sutherland, and Wigtown.

This CD contain scans of the original book and it can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. But please note, they are is not searchable.

Here’s just a couple of the maps …

And a zoomed in view of part of the Western Islands map …

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