Charting the Nation

Alternative Title: 
Charting the Nation: maps of Scotland and associated archives, 1550 to 1740

Charting the Nation stemmed from a 3 year collaborative digital imaging and cataloguing project funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme on behalf of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC), with additional funding from Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) and the National Library of Scotland. The image collection includes a wide variety of single maps and maps in atlases and other bound books, together with manuscript and printed texts relating to the geography and mapping of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond. The site contains source materials for the study of the history of cartography, architectural history, genealogy, military history, environmental history and archaeology, amongst many other disciplines. The site currently contains over 3,500 high resolution images. Charting the Nation is now managed by Edinburgh University Library.

Spatial Coverage: 
Time Period: 

1550 - 1740

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.