Title: Staffa, showing Fingal’s Cave, from an album of sketches by John MacCulloch
Creator: John MacCulloch
Description: Sketch of the island of Staffa, in the Hebrides, with Fingal’s Cave visible. 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 and is a popular visitor attraction.
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).
Archive reference: LDGSL/78/2/8
Image reference: 05-22
Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)