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Taylor and Skinner's Survey of The Roads of Scotland On An Improved Plan, 1792 Priced at 12 shillings, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 1776-published "Survey and Maps of The Roads of North Britain, or Scotland" was essentially Scotland's first 'road atlas'. It consisted of 61 plates showing roads across Scotland at the one-inch to the mile scale, covering some 3,000 miles in total, with each page divided into three vertical strips of a particular road, the volume designed to be folded into a portable accessory for the growing number of travellers and visitors in Scotland, Taylor and Skinner's original and then uncoloured plates listed in an Appendix to these pages. Taylor (Captain George Taylor of The Duke of Cumberland's late Regiment of Foot) had produced a number of manuscript surveys on his own account before beginning his work with Skinner and listed in Volumes 1 and 2 of I. H.

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Adams "Descriptive List of Plans in The Scottish Record Office" are his 1772 plan of the course of the River Dovern, an 1772 - 1773 general plan of the lands of Speyside, described as "A very fine and detailed plan . . . with a note giving recommendations for improvements", a map of Badenoch and a 1773 plan of Aberdeen which Taylor and Skinner published together, when they joined forces as surveyors in Aberdeen in 1776. Together, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner published a number map and road books including their "Survey and Maps of The Roads of North Britain, or Scotland", it in both folio and pocket book editions and their "Survey of The Great Post Roads between London, Bath and Bristol" in 1776 but, in 1778, although they had been assisted financially by The Commissioners for The Forfeited Estates and by subscriptions, some no doubt from the landed gentry whose names and properlies were shown along many of the roads, they reported that nearly half the 3,000 published copies of their Scottish 'road atlas' were unsold and their 1-inch to 1-mile survey of the counties of Perth and Clackmannan 'to be published by subscription of two guineas, to be begun as soon as 300 copies are subscribed for' was never published. With debts still to repay, Taylor and Skinner set off for Ireland, their "Map of The Roads of Ireland" published that year of 1778, a second edition following five years later, in 1783, after they had headed west for America where, in 1781, they produced a manuscript map of New York, it to be seen today in the archives of The British Museum. George Taylor's own 'Manuscript Roadbook : Sketches of The Roads in Scotland', dating from 1785 and, within a fine binding attributed to Scott of Edinburgh, intended as a present, never published, it reputedly 'one of the most exquisite and elaborate specimens of drawing and penmanship ever seen', was purchased by The University Library of Cambridge, after a most fortunate sequence of events, in 1967. Today Taylor and Skinner's strip maps are of unique value for showing the detail of Scotland's old routeways, including the then new military roads in the Highlands and, covering much of Lowland Scotland, supplement contemporary county mapping. The maps here, coloured from the originals, were published in Edinburgh, under the title "Taylor and Skinner's Survey of The Roads of Scotland On An Improved Plan", by Thos. Brown around 1792.

Maps of Scotland - ADD + 6 to the map numbers to find the corresponding e.g. 001 + 6 = Page 8 here 001 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed 002 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed 003 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed AND Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw 004 - Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw 005 - Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw 006 - Edinburgh to Carlisle by Selkirk and Hawick 007 - Edinburgh to Carlisle by Hawick 008 - Edinburgh to Carlisle

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009 - Edinburgh to Carlisle 010 - Lauder to Kelso 011 - Lauder to Jedburgh 012 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton 013 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton 014 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton 015 - Edinburgh to Moffat, Lochmaben and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton 016 - Edinburgh to Moffat, Lochmaben and Dumfries 017 - Moffat to Dumfries by Johnstone Moor 018 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn by Biggar, Leadhills and New Galloway - from 014 019 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and New Galloway 020 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn 021 - Edinburgh to Whitehorn 022 - Edinburgh to Lanark, Douglas, Cumnock and Ayr 023 - Edinburgh to Douglas, Cumnock and Ayr 024 - Edinburgh to Cumnock and Ayr 025 - Edinburgh by Cumnock to Ayr, Maybole and Stranraer 026 - Edinburgh by Maybole, Girvan and Ballintrae to Stranrawer 027 - Edinburgh by Ballintrae to Stranrawer 028 - Edinburgh to Ayr, Hamilton, Glasgow, Dumbarton and Inveraray 029 - Edinburgh to Ayr by Hamilton 030 - Edinburgh to Ayr by Strathaven 031 - Edinburgh to Glasgow, Greenock, Dumbarton and Inveraray 032 - Edinburgh to Glasgow, Greenock, Dumbarton and Inveraray 033 - Edinburgh by Glasgow to Greenock and to Dumbarton and Inveraray 034 - Edinburgh by Glasgow to Greenock and to Dumbarton and Inveraray 035 - Edinburgh to Glasgow by Bathgate 036 - Edinburgh to Glasgow by Bathgate and Airdrie 037 - Edinburgh to Stirling, Tyndrum and Fort William and to Inveraray and Bunau 038 - Edinburgh to Stirling, Tyndrum and Fort William 039 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Tyndrum and Fort William 040 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Tyndrum and Fort William 041 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Fort William 042 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Fort William and from Tyndrum to Inveraray 043 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Inveraray and from Dalmaly to Bunau 044 - Dalmally to Bunau and Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton 045 - Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton - Loch Gilp 046 - Inveraray to Campbelton - Killean 047 - Inveraray to Campbelton - Balachanty 048 - Stirling by Crieff to Fort Augustus and Bernero 049 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero 050 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero 051 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero 052 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero 053 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero 054 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero AND Dunkeld to Kenmore and Killin 055 - Dunkeld to Kenmore and Killin 056 - Edinburgh to Thurso and Johny Grots or Dungsby Head by Perth, Dunkeld, Dalwhlnie and Inverness 057 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld 058 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld 059 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld 060 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld 061 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld 062 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld 063 - Edinburgh to Thurso by Inverness and Tain 064 - Edinburgh to Thurso by Inverness and Tain 065 - Edinburgh to Wick by Inverness 066 - Edinburgh to Wick by Inverness 067 - Edinburgh to Wick by Inverness 068 - Wick to Thurso

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Taylor and Skinner's Survey and Maps of The Roads of North Britain or Scotland, 1776
Priced at 12 shillings, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 1776-published "Survey and Maps of The Roads of North Britain, or Scotland" was essentially Scotland's first 'road atlas'. It consisted of 61 plates showing roads across Scotland at the one-inch to the mile scale, covering some 3,000 miles in total, with each page divided into three vertical strips of a particular road, the volume designed to be folded into a portable accessory for the growing number of travellers and visitors in Scotland. At the very beginning of the volume, an index of all the cities, towns and villages, an index of 'The Cross Roads' and a 'List of Stages on The Great Roads' and a general (uncoloured) map of the roads surveyed by Taylor and Skinner.

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Taylor and Skinner's 61 (uncoloured) Original 1776 Plates being 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw Lauder to Kelso; Road from Lauder to Jedburgh; Edinburgh to Carlisle by Selkirk and Hawick. Edinburgh to Carlisle, continued Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and also by Linton Edinburgh to Moffat, Lochmaben and Dumfries by Peebles and by Linton, continued Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn by Biggar, Lead hills and New Galloway, continued from page 5 Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn, continued; Edinburgh to Lanark and Ayr by Douglass and Cumnock. Edinburgh by Douglas to Ayr and Stranrawer, continued Edinburgh to Ayr and Stranrawer, continued Edinburgh, continued to Ayr by Hamilton Edinburgh to Glasgow and Greenock and to Dunbarton and Inveraray, continued Edinburgh to Glasgow, by Bathgate; Edinburgh, by Whiteburn and Glasgow, continued to Inveraray Edinburgh to Stirling, Tyndrum and Fort William Edinburgh by Stirling, continued to Fort William Edinburgh to Inveraray, continued; Dalmaly to Bunau; Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton, continued (shown at end of Appendix) Stirling, by Crieff, to Fort Augustus and Bernero Stirling, continued from Dalnacardoch, to Fort Augustus and on toward Bernero Stirling, continued by Fort Augustus, to Bernero; Dunkeld to Kenmore and Killin Edinburgh to Thurso and Johny Grots or Dungsby Head, by Perth, Dunkeld, Dalwhinnie, Inverness etc. Dalnacardoch to Aviemore Inverness to Tain Tain to Wick Wick to Thurso Perth to Fort George Braemarrto Fort George Perth to Brechine Edinburgh to Fochabers by Huntly, continued from North Esk Bridge Edinburgh, by Brechine, Banchory & Monymusk, continued to Old Rain, to join the Aberdeen to Huntly Road Aberdeen, by Old Meldrum, to Banff Banff to Inverness Edinburgh to Dundee, Aberbrothick, Montrose, Inverbervie and Stonehaven Edinburgh to Montrose and Stonehaven, continued; Pathead to Crail; Edinburgh to Cupar Queensferry to Dumfermline, Culross, Clackmannan and Stirling; Queensferry to Borrowstouness, Falkirk etc. Prestonpans to North Berwick; Musselburgh to Dalkeith and Newbattle; Haddington to North Berwick Berwick to Hawick; Berwick to Dunse Biggar to Lanark; Peebles to Selkirk, by Fernalee Bridge Glasgow to Longtown, by Hamilton, Douglass Mill and Moffat Elvanfoot to Dumfries; Glasgow, by Hamilton and Moffat, continued to Longtown Glasgow to Ayr and Glasgow and Kilmarnock to Sanguhar and Dumfries Glasgow to Kilmarnock, Sanguhar and Dumfries, continued; Dumfries to Monyhive Port Patrick to Dumfries, Annan and Longtown Port Patrick to Dumfries, Annan and Longtown, continued; Whitehorn to Glenluce Glasgow to Irvine; Ayr to Machlin Greenock to Irvine and Ayr; Dumbarton to Row Kirk and Portencaple Glasgow to Paisly, Bieth and Kilwinning; Lanark to Hamilton; Lanark to Glasgow Stirling to Glasgow; Stirling to Dumbarton Tarbet Inn to Crienlarach; Crieff to Locherne Head; Crieff to Perth St Andrews to Woodhaven and Newport; Crail to St Andrews and Cupar Dundee to Cupar and Dunkeld; Dunkeld to Ambleree Dundee to Glammiss and Kirrimuir; Dundee to Forfar Aberbrothick to Brechine; Montrose to North Esk; Montrose to Laurence Kirk Aberdeen to Braemarr; Aberdeen to Durris and Banchory Ternan, by the South side of Dee River Charlestoun of Aboyne to Corqarff; Aberdeen to Monymusk and Alford; Aberdeen to Monymusk Aberdeen to Huntly; Aberdeen to Fraserburgh Aberdeen continued to Fraserburgh; Ellon to Peterhead; Peterhead to Fraserburgh Banff to Peterhead by Strichen; Fraserburgh to Banff; Huntly to Banff

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59 - Fochabers to Aviemore; Nairn to Fort George 60 - Inverness to Fort Augustus and Fort William; Inverness to Glen Urguhart 61 - Plan of the Cross Roads in The Shires of Ross and Cromartie Plate 17 - Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton

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