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Title :

John Adair's contribution to the charting of the Scottish coasts : a re-assessment

Author :
MOORE, John N. ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A collection of fourteen manuscript charts held at the Admiralty Library (Taunton) which shows stretches of the Scottish coast is considered. These previously unrecorded charts are by the late 17th-c. cartographer John Adair and provide valuable material for a re-consideration of his achievement as a hydrographer. Despite his undoubted ability and considerable financial support from the Scottish Privy Council, Adair's work appears to have been hampered by an inability to see his surveys through to eventual publication. Scrutiny of the charts and the relevant documentary evidence suggests that they comprise all but two of his previously untraced coastal surveys. Two charts from this collection may be earlier versions of copies discussed by A.H.W. Robinson, suggesting a revision of his findings. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. 3; 12 ill. (1 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Adair, John, n.v.1655, m.1718-1722 ; Bord de mer ; Carte ; Carte de navigation ; Dessin ; Grande-Bretagne ; Scotland (GBR) ; Taunton (GBR), Admiralty Library ; 1600-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Adair, John, b.ca.1655, d.1718-1722 ; Drawing ; Great Britain ; Maps ; Navigation charts ; Scotland (GBR) ; Seashore ; Taunton (GBR), Admiralty Library ; 1600-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Imago mundi (Lympne), 2000, 52
INIST identifier :
24985654 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0308-5694 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;