Authentic Topographical Map of Lewis & Harris by John Bartholomew c. 1914

Mark Littler SKU: ML278
Authentic Topographical Map of Lewis & Harris by John Bartholomew c. 1914
Authentic Topographical Map of Lewis & Harris by John Bartholomew c. 1914

Authentic Topographical Map of Lewis & Harris by John Bartholomew c. 1914

Mark Littler SKU: ML278
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This impressive map dates from c.1914 and shows the area of Lewis & Harris in painstaking detail. It also employs the use of contour colouring to demonstrate the topography of the area. The map makes the perfect gift for the whisky lover who has everything. 

Although not shown on the map, distilleries in this area of Scotland are Isle of Harris and Abhainn Dearg.

All maps have been professionally mounted in acid-free mounts ready for framing.

Dimensions

Plate: 18.3cm  x 14.4cm 

Outer mount: 30.5cm x 25.3cm 

The History of the Map 

This map hails from c.1914 when John Bartholomew was surveying and producing maps of Scotland. The map shows the area of Lewis & Harris, located off the northwest coast of Scotland. 

John Bartholomew, Cartographer (1860-1920) 

John Bartholomew came from a long line of map makers, being the great-great-grandson of the founder of John Bartholomew & Son, an established map publishing company in Edinburgh. 

Bartholomew took over control of the family business in 1888. From 1893 to 1919, he was in partnership with his cousin, Andrew G. Scott. During this time, the company was known as John Bartholomew & Co., the name that can be seen on our maps. 

Some of John Bartholomew’s most notable achievements include being a founder member of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, using and popularising the use of colour contouring to depict topography, and, in 1910, being appointed Cartographer Royal by King George V. 

Perhaps Bartholomew’s most lasting legacy is the naming of the continent Antarctica in 1886, as he prepared a map of the South Pole to accompany an article in a magazine. Various ideas for the name of the southern continent had been proposed, but Bartholomew was the first to put the name ‘Antarctica’ on a map.

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