Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, 1654
|Name:||Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673|
|Title:||Rvma, cum Insulis circumjacentibus|
|Zoom Into Map:||Click on the image to view in greater detail|
Scroll through pages:
Translation of text:
with the Islands lying around. (Section Note)
North of the island of Coll Rum extends from east to west sixteen miles long, six wide, rising in high, wooded mountains. Because it is inhabited in few places, sea-birds lay their eggs all over the plains. Anyone may collect as many as he likes in late spring. On the high cliffs sea-geese (about whom we have spoken previously) are captured in abundance. From it four miles to the south east is Eilean nan Each, island of Horses; and half a mile from it Muck, for its size well provided with necessities. The falcon nests on it; it has too a quite commodious harbour. Not far from this are Canna and Eigg, small islands, quite fertile, the latter also with sea-geese, which they call 'solans'. Then Soay, more suited for hunting than other conveniences of life.