Early nineteenth century Scotland
By KIRKWOOD, J. , 1804

This Map of Scotland Cinstructed from the best Authorities by J. Kirkwood & Sons, is Respectfully Dedicated to Brgr. Genl. Dirom of Mount Annan

British Isles Scotland
  • Author: KIRKWOOD, J.
  • Publication place: Edinburgh & London
  • Publisher: Published as the Act directs by J. Kirkwood & Sons, Cheyne & Buchanan Street, & William Faden Charing Cross
  • Publication date: 1804.
  • Physical description: Engraved map, fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, inset map of the Orkney Islands, and the Shetland Islands, tables listing military districts, population, navigable rivers, and a brief history, tables of distances, mail and stage coaches from Edinburgh, ferries from Leith, Queensferry, Dundee, and Port Glasgow to Craigend, and routes made by Pennant, Dr. Garnett, Lettice, and Campbell, folding into original green marbled paper slipcase, with publisher's label, and key to map, rubbed.
  • Dimensions: 710 by 580mm (28 by 22.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2241


Kirkwood’s map of Scotland contains a huge amount of detailed information, including towns and villages, towns that return M.P.s, military roads, post roads and cross roads, and old roman roads. Several tables give information on population by parish, with the total number of inhabitants being 1.6 million; military districts; the heights of mounatin ranges, and a brief history of the country. To the verso of the map is a distance table, together with a list of mail and stage coaches from Edinburgh; ferries from Leith, Queensferry, Dundee, and Glasgow; and the itinerary of the routes of Thomas Pennant, Thomas Garnett, John Lettice, and Alexander Campbell, whose resective routes are marked upon the map in orange, red, green, and yellow.


  1. NLS EMS.s.74.