Large Scale Map of Kirkcudbrightshire in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
By John Ainslie
Published: John Ainslie, Edinburgh & London, 20th October 1797
A large engraved map of Kirkcudbrightshire on four sheets, hand colouring to the major routes, inset list of the names of parishes with population and acreages (lower left), table of distances from Kirkcudbright (top left), engraved title (top right), the four sheets joined, framed and glazed.
102cm H, 117cm W (within the frame)
109cm H, 124cm W (the frame).
Condition: The engraving is crisp and well struck, the whole map is slightly age toned and with some light staining, the map is not laid down so it does not lie quite flat beneath the glass.
John Ainslie (1745–1828) was the most outstanding cartographer of the 18th Century to have produced maps of Scotland, his Map of Scotland published in 1789 was the benchmark map of Scotland. He also produced a vast range of estate plans and town plans as well as national maps and charts during his prolific career. This map of Kirkcudbright published a few years later was one of the few counties of Scotland that he charted in such detail.
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