Skye Island &c

Johnson, William (fl. 1806-1840) and Thomson, John, (1777- ca. 1840)1824

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The title on this map reads, 'Skye Island &c.', with the title 'Part of Inverness Shire' printed above. It was drawn in 1824 at the scale of 1 inch to every 2.5 miles. Originally sold individually, it later featured in John Thomson's 'Atlas of Scotland' which was published in 1832 - this map is Plate 24 in the collection. The island has been divided into the different parishes: the parish boundaries are clearly highlighted on the map with a colour wash. A great amount of detail such as hills, roads, rivers and burns, and settlements have been included.

This particular map was drawn by the Edinburgh-based land surveyor William Johnson, who used existing surveys to create this detailed map of Skye. On the map itself, we are told that the actual surveys Johnston used were a survey of Lord Macdonald's property by the land surveyor Blackadder and a survey by Chapman for J.N. MacLeod of MacLeod. Johnston compared those with existing government surveys to create this richly detailed map.

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  • Title: Skye Island &c
  • Creator: Johnson, William (fl. 1806-1840), Thomson, John, (1777- ca. 1840)
  • Date Created: 1824
  • Location: Skye, Scotland
  • Location Created: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : J. Thomson & Co. (imprint)
  • Rights: the physical item used to create this digital version is out of copyright
  • External Link: View this map and others online with National Library of Scotland

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