Map of Scotland

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Postcard of Map of Scotland.
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Map of Scotland

This early map of Scotland is a print of the 'Scotiae Tabula' of Abraham Ortelius of 1573. The print dates from the 17th century and is labelled 'Doig, Wilson and Wheatley, Edinburgh' on the back.

Framed and glazed print of the "Scotiae Tabula" of Abraham Ortelius, 1573, labelled "Doig, Wilson and Wheatley, Edinburgh" on the back

Advances in surveying and map production brought greater knowledge of the wider world in the late 16th and 17th century. New techniques also helped Scotland to become one of the best mapped countries of the 17th-century world.

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Online ID: 000-100-067-818-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.OJ 57
Date: 1573
17th century
Material: Paper; glass; wood, black. Inscription: Label on back: DOIG, WILSON & WHEATLEY / Fine Art Dealers and Printsellers / EDINBURGH
Dimensions: 415 mm H x 557 mm W
What: Print / map
Who: Abraham Ortelius (Maker)
Doig, Wilson and Wheatley
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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