Monday, January 26, 2004
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Maps of the Counties of Scotland, 1580-1928: http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/early/counties.html. All their Maps of Scotland: http://www.nls.uk/maps/
Gateway to Scotland, Geography Department, University of Edinburgh: http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/scotland.html
Britrail British Travel Shop, New York City, phone 1-800-677-8585
Your Maps Online: http://www.yourmapsonline.org.uk
150 English maps (12 Scots) and etchings available for download; also maps scanned onto CDs for sale
Old Ordnance Survey Maps: http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/
Old Maps - 19th century Ordnance Survey maps. Search by place name, address, coordinate, or use the gazetteer: http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
OS Landranger Series, 1.25 inch/ mile, (1:50,000) covers towns, villages, and some farms.
OS Pathfinder Series, 2.5 inch/ mile, (1:25,000) "covers less area, so you must be reasonably sure of where the farm is located. It will show you details down to the fences and includes place names. If the farm has become derelict over the years, it may not show up on either of these, because the maps are current. If you are looking for a farm that was active in say the early 1800's, you may want to consider older/Victorian maps." Susan, in a post to SCOTLAND-GENWEB-L@rootsweb.com 15 Jan 1999.
Ordnance Survey Street Atlases - scale is 3.5 inches to the mile, cheap (£10 or $17 in paperback)
Two for Scotland: Glasgow and West Central Scotland, Edinburgh and East Central Scotland. "But they cover a wide area, with rural as well as urban detail.... Edinburgh ... includes southern Fife (including Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy); most of Clackmannanshire; most of Stirlingshire; West Lothian; Midlothian; East Lothian; and, of course, Edinburgh.
ISBN for the Edinburgh atlas is 0-540-06181-6." Iain Sommerville, in a post to SCOTLAND-GENWEB-L@rootsweb.com 16 Sep 1998.
Ordnance Survey products: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/
David Rumsey Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com
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