Coasts of Scotland on marine charts, 1580s-1900s

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Nautical charts for mariners, focusing on marine hazards, harbours, coastal settlements, and islands. During the 19th century, the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty surveyed all the coasts of Scotland in great detail, often updating charts regularly for busier ports and estuaries. For Admiralty charts view Admiralty Charts of Scotland, 1795-1963, and see also, German naval charts (1905-1945) for charts of Scottish and British waters by the Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine, Berlin.

See also Lighthouse plans and profiles and harbour plans by the Stevenson civil engineers.

View Coastal charts with thumbnail images.

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(listed chronologically)

1500-1599   1600-1699   1700-1799   1800-1899   1900-1947

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