The first detailed maps of Scotland were not drawn until 1600, by which time most of the place-names and clan names had assumed their modern spellings. In 1991, the historical cartographer, John Garnons Williams, using many early sources, set out to map Scotland with the spellings of place names and clan names as they were at 1314, the year of Robert the Bruce's great victory over the English at Bannockburn. The resulting map of Scotland, the product of over a thousand hours of research and draughtmanship, shows over 600 place-names and 170 clan names in their earliest forms. It is therefore of equal value to those delving into the history and genealogy of Scotland, to those researching their Scottish family history and to the many people of Scottish descent around the world, who are simply looking for an attractive map of their mother country.
In addition, a 48 page information booklet and Key Map are supplied free, giving a history of early Scotland, a history of the Scottish language and a listing giving the meaning of every family name and place-name shown on the map. The Key Map shows the modern spelling of every place-name.
Do you have Scottish ancestry? Interested in genealogy and family history? Looking for a unique gift that will be treasured forever? Decorated with scenes from the Book of Kells, this superb hand-coloured map of Scotland should hang on the wall of all lovers of Scotland, of Scottish clan history and of Scottish genealogy throughout the world! Can you think of a gift that will give greater pleasure to someone who is proud of their Scottish ancestry?
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