Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland, ca. 1895-1912

Johnston's 'Three miles to inch' map of Scotland, 1895-1912 graphic

These three sets of series maps of Scotland by the Edinburgh-based firm of W. & A.K. Johnston, covered all of Scotland in sixteen sheets at a scale of 'three miles to the inch' or 1:190,080. The scale is particularly useful for giving a regional overview of the landscape, showing the main travel infrastructure by rail, steamer or car. The initial series published from around 1895 coloured the counties in blocks of separate colour. The second series published from around 1898, highlighted county boundaries in colour, with roads, woodland and water features coloured in red, green and blue. The third series published around 1912, used hypsometric tints of colour to show altitude or relief, along similar lines to Bartholomew, from shades of green and beige for land close to sea level, to shades or orange and purple for higher mountains.

The series was published from ca. 1895 through to 1920:


W. & A. K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland, ca. 1895-1905

These maps are held at the shelfmark: Newman.347.

Sheet Number    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 2Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 3Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 4Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 5Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 6Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 8Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 9Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 10Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 11Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 12Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 13Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 13Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 14Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 15Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 15Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 16Published: ca. 1885-1905
Sheet 16Published: ca. 1885-1905

W. & A. K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland, 1898

These maps are held at the shelfmark: Map.s.21.23-38.

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1 - Brodick, Mull of Galloway, Kirkmichael, Mull of KintyrePublished: 1898
Sheet 2 - Lesmahagow, Burrow Head, Middlebie, StraitonPublished: 1898
Sheet 3 - Galashiels, Solway Firth, Cheviot Hills, EskdalemuirPublished: 1898
Sheet 4 - Coll, Islay, Colonsay, TireePublished: 1898
Sheet 5 - Port Appon, Ardrossan, Ben Lomond, JuraPublished: 1898
Sheet 6 - Ballinluig, Peebles, Edinburgh, DumbartonPublished: 1898
Sheet 7 - Forfar, Coldstream, berwick, KirkcaldyPublished: 1898
Sheet 8 - North Uist, Coll, Portree, BarraPublished: 1898
Sheet 9 - Loch Maree, Ballachuilish, Fort Augustus, BroadfordPublished: 1898
Sheet 10 - Cromarty, Pitlochry, Balmoral, Loch NessPublished: 1898
Sheet 12 - Lewis & HarrisPublished: 1898
Sheet 13 - Cape Wrath, Gairloch, Locg Shin, The MinchPublished: 1898
Sheet 13 - Cape Wrath, Gairloch, Locg Shin, The MinchPublished: 1898
Sheet 14 - Pentland Firth, Tain, Wick, TonguePublished: 1898
Sheet 15 - Orkney IslandsPublished: 1898
Sheet 15 - Orkney IslandsPublished: 1898
Sheet 16 - Shetland IslandsPublished: 1898
Sheet 16 - Shetland IslandsPublished: 1898
W. & A.K. Johnston's "three miles to inch" cycling road map for Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee districts..Published: ca. 1895-1897

W. & A.K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland, ca. 1900

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Publication   
W. & A.K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland.. Sheet 6Published: ca. 1900
W. & A.K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland.. Sheet 10Published: ca. 1900

W. & A.K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland, ca. 1908

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Publication   
W. & A.K. Johnston's "three mile to inch" cycling and automobile map for Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee districts. .Published: ca. 1908

W. & A.K. Johnston's "Three miles to inch" map of Scotland, ca. 1912

These maps are held at the shelfmark: Map.s.24.37-52.

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1Published: 1912
Sheet 2Published: 1912
Sheet 3Published: 1912
Sheet 4Published: 1912
Sheet 5Published: 1912
Sheet 6Published: 1912
Sheet 6Published: 1912
Sheet 7Published: 1912
Sheet 8Published: 1912
Sheet 9Published: 1912
Sheet 10Published: 1912
Sheet 11Published: 1912
Sheet 12Published: 1912
Sheet 13Published: 1912
Sheet 13Published: 1912
Sheet 14Published: 1912
Sheet 15Published: 1912
Sheet 15Published: 1912
Sheet 16Published: 1912
Sheet 16Published: 1912
 

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