Title: Fingal’s Cave, Staffa, from an album of sketches by John MacCulloch

Creator: John MacCulloch

Description: Sketch of Fingal’s Cave, on the island of Staffa, in the Hebrides. It is a sea cave, but it is possible to reach it overland from another part of the uninhabited island. The whole island is formed of columnar basalt.

The sketch was drawn by John MacCulloch, a geologist who produced one of the first geological maps of Scotland. It may have been done while he was researching his Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, including the Isle of Man, (Edinburgh; London: Archibald Constable and Co.; Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1819) and The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland […], (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824).

Date: [c.1810s]

Format: Sketch

Archive reference: LDGSL/78/2/8

Image reference: 05-19

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)


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