Lead up to the Battle of Prestonpans
By RUTHERFORD, Andrew , 1745

An Exact Plan of His Majesty's Great Roads Through the Highlands of Scotland. To the Honourable Charles Leslie This Plan of His Majesty’s Great Roads Through the Highlands of Scotland is Dedicated by Sir Your most Obedt. Humble Servt. And: Rutherford.

British Isles Scotland
  • 作者: RUTHERFORD, Andrew
  • 出版地: London
  • 出版商: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament
  • 发布日期: Decr. 9th, 1745.
  • 物理描述: Large engraved broadsheet map, fine original hand-colour, inset plan of the Battle of Prestonpans, text below.
  • 方面: 523 by 352mm. (20.5 by 13.75 inches).
  • 库存参考: 1636


Rare broadsheet map of the southern Highlands, centred on the region between Inverness in the north and Edinburgh in the south, illustrating the marches and counter-marches of the Hanoverian and Jacobite armies leading up to the battle of Prestonpans when the Highland army won a crushing victory over the King’s forces. The base map was drawn by Rutherford from the journal of a gentleman who worked on General Wade’s military road-building between 1726 and 1737.

We have only been able to trace two other examples of this map: the (damaged) example in the National Library of Scotland, and another, with modern colour, in a private collection in Kent.


  1. NLS Newman 1152(2).