Jameson’s outline map of Scotland (1800)

Title: Map of Scotland engraved for the outline of the mineralogy of the Scottish Isles 

Creator: J Menzies for Robert Jameson (1774-1854)

Description: Map showing the route taken by the Scottish mineralogist Robert Jameson to view the major geological and mineralogical sites of Scotland for his book ‘Mineralogy of the Scottish Isles; with mineralogical observations made in a tour through different parts of the mainland of Scotland, and dissertations upon peat and kelp’, Edinburgh (1800).  Notably, one of the most important sites in the history of geology is missing from his tour – Siccar Point.  Jameson was notoriously dismissive of the theories of its discoverer, James Hutton (1726-1797). 

Date: 1800 

Format: Engraving 

Image reference: 07-175 

Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm) 


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