John Lothian's rare county atlas of Scotland
By LOTHIAN, John , 1829

Lothian's County Atlas of Scotland.

British Isles
  • Author: LOTHIAN, John
  • Publication place: Edinburgh:
  • Publisher: J. Lothian, Glasgow: Jackson & Cowan; London: J. Duncan
  • Publication date: 1826 -1829.
  • Physical description: 4to (290 by 225mm) 2 parts in one volume, engraved title, frontispiece (dated 1829), and 33 engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, second part, engraved title and engraved maps numbered 34-41 (one map incorrectly numbered 37 instead of 36), hand-coloured in outline, late 19th century half calf, a few marginal tears to text, a little light dust-soiling.
  • Inventory reference: 12799


The first edition was published in 1826-27, with the title dated 1826 and the maps dated 1827. The second edition – the present work – was published in 1829, and this edition included for the first time the eight historical maps, preceded by its own engraved title: “Lothian’s Historical Atlas of Scotland” dated 1829.

John Lothian was an Edinburgh geographer and publisher who issued atlases of Scotland and its counties from 1825 to 1835, a General Atlas in 1834, and The People’s Atlas in 1846.

Rare we are only able to trace four institutional examples: The National Library of Scotland, University College Library Cambridge, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and The British Library.


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