Ordnance Survey - Quarter Inch to the Mile Maps of Scotland, 1st edition
(Coloured with hill shading), 1900-1906

decorative graphic illustrating this particular set of maps

These maps at quarter-inch to the mile (1:253,440) were the earliest, coloured sheets by Ordnance Survey at this scale which formed a complete series, covering all of Scotland in 17 sheets, numbered from north to south. Earlier attempts in the late 19th century to create a uncoloured quarter-inch to the mile map had been heavily criticised in terms of low aesthetic quality and poor topographic inaccuracy, based on much earlier mapping. This series was attractively coloured with brown roads and blue water, creating a simple, clear and legible map, even in the hills. Detail was drawn from larger-scale maps, comprehensively revised in the 1890s. The quarter-inch to the mile series provides an overview of significant landscape features, including larger settlements, railways, and roads. These maps are held at Map.Area.C18(62).

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Sheet Number and Name    Revision details    Date of Revision     Date of Publication    
Sheet 118951902
Sheet 218951902
Sheet 41894 to 18971902
Sheet 518941902
Sheet 618941902
Sheet 718941903
Sheet 8Railways inserted to 19011894 to 18951903
Sheet 918941903
Sheet 10Railways inserted to 19021895 to 18961903
Sheet 111894 to 18951903
Sheet 121894 to 18951903
Sheet 1318951903
Sheet 14Railways inserted to 19021894 to 18951903
Sheet 15 (England Part of Sheet 2)Includes part of England sheet 2. Railways inserted to June 1900 (England)1894 to 18951903
Sheet 1618951903
Sheet 171894 to 18971903