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GARDNER, James. [Rare panorama of the Scottish Highlands]
A View of the Grampian Mountains, from the Summit of Ben Cleuch the biggest of the Ochil Range, a Station in the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain, Situated 28 miles north west from Edinburgh. Carlisle, James Knipe, 1875. Lithograph, 330 x 1990mm, dissected and laid on linen, within original blue cloth gilt covers, marbled endpapers with index map pasted on. Signed in ink by Knipe. Paper lightly toned, two tiny areas of surface loss.
A superb prospect of the Scottish Highlands, originally engraved by Daniell Havell and published in 1820. Underneath the view is a key of mountains, which include Ben Nevis & Ben Lomond, and a description by Knipe on the best route to the summit of Ben Cleuch. James Gardner was Chief Draughtsman to the Board of Ordnance during the Principal Triangulation of the British Isles, assisting in the measurement of the base line on which the triangulation of Scotland was based in 1817. The following year he took readings from Ben Cleugh with a 36-inch theodolite, and it would seem that it was at this time he sketched this prospect. This reproduction, produced half-a-century later, seems to have been published for the new highland tourist market, inspired by Queen Victoria.
[Ref: 12248]    £3,500.00 ($4,424 • €3,889 rates)

BREWER, Henry William. [Detailed prospect of Edinburgh from the west]
Edinburgh in 1886. London: The Graphic, 1886. Wood engraving. Sheet 835 x 1150mm. Binding folds.
A large and detailed view of Edinburgh drawn by Brewer and engraved by T. Griffiths, published as a supplement to the Graphic newspaper. Underneath the image are Robert Burns' poem 'Address to Edinburgh' and an extensive key with an outline image. Leith is on the left, with Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat and Blackwell Hill in the distance. The sheer cliffs of the Castle Rock are clearly shown right centre and, in the foreground, the magnificent Charlotte Square, designed by Robert Adam in 1791, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
[Ref: 16090]    £1,500.00 ($1,896 • €1,667 rates)

JOHNSTON, W. & A.K. [A map of Central Scotland advertising golf at Gleneagles]
The Heart of Scotland: Gleneagles. Glasgow: McCorquodale & Co. Ltd. for Gleneagles, c.1930. Colour lithograph, sheet 830 x 1130mm, folded into original colour-illustrated covers.
An oval map of central Scotland, with the title and scale on scrolls on the map and an inset of the rail routes to Scotland in the North Sea. Many landmarks are illustrated with vignettes, and a dotted line shows the 'Probable Route taken by David Balfour in R.L. Stevenson's 'Kidnapped''. The logo of Gleneagles appears in both upper corners and that of the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company in the lower ones.
[Ref: 17223]    £500.00 ($632 • €556 rates)

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