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Taylor and Skinner's Survey of The Roads of Scotland On An Improved Plan, 1792

Priced at 12 shillings, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 1776-published "Survey and Maps of The Roads of North
Britain, or Scotland" was essentially Scotland's first 'road atlas'. It consisted of 61 plates showing roads across Scotland
at the one-inch to the mile scale, covering some 3,000 miles in total, with each page divided into three vertical strips of
a particular road, the volume designed to be folded into a portable accessory for the growing number of travellers and
visitors in Scotland, Taylor and Skinner's original and then uncoloured plates listed in an Appendix to these pages.

Taylor (Captain George Taylor of The Duke of Cumberland's late Regiment of Foot) had produced a number of
manuscript surveys on his own account before beginning his work with Skinner and listed in Volumes 1 and 2 of I. H.

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Adams "Descriptive List of Plans in The Scottish Record Office" are his 1772 plan of the course of the River Dovern,
an 1772 - 1773 general plan of the lands of Speyside, described as "A very fine and detailed plan . . . with a note giving
recommendations for improvements", a map of Badenoch and a 1773 plan of Aberdeen which Taylor and Skinner
published together, when they joined forces as surveyors in Aberdeen in 1776.

Together, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner published a number map and road books including their "Survey and
Maps of The Roads of North Britain, or Scotland", it in both folio and pocket book editions and their "Survey of The
Great Post Roads between London, Bath and Bristol" in 1776 but, in 1778, although they had been assisted
financially by The Commissioners for The Forfeited Estates and by subscriptions, some no doubt from the landed
gentry whose names and properlies were shown along many of the roads, they reported that nearly half the 3,000
published copies of their Scottish 'road atlas' were unsold and their 1-inch to 1-mile survey of the counties of Perth and
Clackmannan 'to be published by subscription of two guineas, to be begun as soon as 300 copies are subscribed for'
was never published.

With debts still to repay, Taylor and Skinner set off for Ireland, their "Map of The Roads of Ireland" published that
year of 1778, a second edition following five years later, in 1783, after they had headed west for America where, in
1781, they produced a manuscript map of New York, it to be seen today in the archives of The British Museum.

George Taylor's own 'Manuscript Roadbook : Sketches of The Roads in Scotland', dating from 1785 and, within a fine
binding attributed to Scott of Edinburgh, intended as a present, never published, it reputedly 'one of the most
exquisite and elaborate specimens of drawing and penmanship ever seen', was purchased by The University Library of
Cambridge, after a most fortunate sequence of events, in 1967.

Today Taylor and Skinner's strip maps are of unique value for showing the detail of Scotland's old routeways, including
the then new military roads in the Highlands and, covering much of Lowland Scotland, supplement contemporary
county mapping.

The maps here, coloured from the originals, were published in Edinburgh, under the title "Taylor and Skinner's
Survey of The Roads of Scotland On An Improved Plan", by Thos. Brown around 1792.

Maps of Scotland - ADD + 6 to the map numbers to find the corresponding e.g. 001 + 6 = Page 8 here

001 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed


002 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed
003 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed AND Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw
004 - Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw
005 - Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw
006 - Edinburgh to Carlisle by Selkirk and Hawick
007 - Edinburgh to Carlisle by Hawick
008 - Edinburgh to Carlisle

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009 - Edinburgh to Carlisle
010 - Lauder to Kelso
011 - Lauder to Jedburgh
012 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton
013 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton
014 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton
015 - Edinburgh to Moffat, Lochmaben and Dumfries by Peebles and Linton
016 - Edinburgh to Moffat, Lochmaben and Dumfries
017 - Moffat to Dumfries by Johnstone Moor
018 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn by Biggar, Leadhills and New Galloway - from 014
019 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and New Galloway
020 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn
021 - Edinburgh to Whitehorn
022 - Edinburgh to Lanark, Douglas, Cumnock and Ayr
023 - Edinburgh to Douglas, Cumnock and Ayr
024 - Edinburgh to Cumnock and Ayr
025 - Edinburgh by Cumnock to Ayr, Maybole and Stranraer
026 - Edinburgh by Maybole, Girvan and Ballintrae to Stranrawer
027 - Edinburgh by Ballintrae to Stranrawer
028 - Edinburgh to Ayr, Hamilton, Glasgow, Dumbarton and Inveraray
029 - Edinburgh to Ayr by Hamilton
030 - Edinburgh to Ayr by Strathaven
031 - Edinburgh to Glasgow, Greenock, Dumbarton and Inveraray
032 - Edinburgh to Glasgow, Greenock, Dumbarton and Inveraray
033 - Edinburgh by Glasgow to Greenock and to Dumbarton and Inveraray
034 - Edinburgh by Glasgow to Greenock and to Dumbarton and Inveraray
035 - Edinburgh to Glasgow by Bathgate
036 - Edinburgh to Glasgow by Bathgate and Airdrie
037 - Edinburgh to Stirling, Tyndrum and Fort William and to Inveraray and Bunau
038 - Edinburgh to Stirling, Tyndrum and Fort William
039 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Tyndrum and Fort William
040 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Tyndrum and Fort William
041 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Fort William
042 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Fort William and from Tyndrum to Inveraray
043 - Edinburgh by Stirling to Inveraray and from Dalmaly to Bunau
044 - Dalmally to Bunau and Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton
045 - Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton - Loch Gilp
046 - Inveraray to Campbelton - Killean
047 - Inveraray to Campbelton - Balachanty
048 - Stirling by Crieff to Fort Augustus and Bernero
049 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero
050 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero
051 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero
052 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero
053 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero
054 - Stirling to Fort Augustus and Bernero AND Dunkeld to Kenmore and Killin
055 - Dunkeld to Kenmore and Killin
056 - Edinburgh to Thurso and Johny Grots or Dungsby Head by Perth, Dunkeld, Dalwhlnie and Inverness
057 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld
058 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld
059 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld
060 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld
061 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld
062 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Perth and Dunkeld
063 - Edinburgh to Thurso by Inverness and Tain
064 - Edinburgh to Thurso by Inverness and Tain
065 - Edinburgh to Wick by Inverness
066 - Edinburgh to Wick by Inverness
067 - Edinburgh to Wick by Inverness
068 - Wick to Thurso
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069 - Wick to Dungsby Head
070 - Thurso to Dungsby Head
071 - Perth to Fort George
072 - Perth to Fort George
073 - Perth to Fort George by Braemar
074 - Perth to Fort George
075 - Perth to Fort George
076 - Perth to Brechine
077 - Perth to Brechine
078 - Perth to Brechine
079 - Edinburgh to Fochabers by Huntly
080 - Edinburgh to Fochabers by Huntly
081 - Edinburgh to Fochabers by Huntly
082 - Edinburgh to Fochabers by Huntly AND Edinburgh to Old Rain
083 - Edinburgh by Brechine to Old Rain
084 - Brechine to Aberdeen, Banff and Inverness
085 - Brechine to Aberdeen, Banff and Inverness
086 - Brechine to Banff and Inverness
087 - Brechine to Banff and Inverness
088 - Banff to Inverness
089 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Banff
090 - Edinburgh to Inverness by Banff
091 - Edinburgh to Dundee and Stonehaven
092 - Edinburgh to Dundee
093 - Edinburgh to Montrose
094 - Edinburgh to Stonehaven
095 - Pathead to Crall
096 - Pathead to Crall AND Edinburgh to Cupar by Kennoway
097 - Queensferry to Dunfermline and Culross
098 - Queensferry to Stirling
099 - Queensferry to Falkirk
100 - New Inn to Perth
101 - Prestonpans to North Berwick
102 - Haddington to North Berwick AND Coldstream to Dunse
103 - Haddington to Dunse
104 - Berwick to Hawick
105 - Berwick to Hawick
106 - Berwick to Dunse
107 - Croslee Toll to Melrose and Newton AND Biggar to Lanark
108 - Howgate to Blythbridge
109 - Peebles to Selkirk
110- Glasgow to Longtown by Hamilton and Moffat
111- Glasgow to Longtown
112 - Glasgow to Longtown
113 - Glasgow to Longtown
114 - Elvanfoot to Dumfries
115 - Elvanfoot to Dumfries
116- Glasgow to Ayr
117- Glasgow to Ayr
118- Glasgow and Kilmarnock to Dumfries
119- Glasgow and Kilmarnock to Dumfries
120 - Glasgow and Kilmarnock to Dumfries
121 - Glasgow to Dumfries AND Dumfries to Monyhive
122 - Port Patrick to Dumfries and Annan
123 - Port Patrick to Dumfries
124 - Port Patrick to Dumfries
125 - Port Patrick to Dumfries
126 - Port Patrick to Annan
127 - Whitehorn to Glenluce
128 - May bole to Girvan
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129 - Glasgow to Irvine
130 - Ayr to Mauchline
131 - Greenock to Irvine and Ayr
132 - Greenock to Irvine and Ayr
133 - Irvine to Kilmarnock AND Dumbarton to Row Kirk
134 - Dumbarton to Portencaple AND Glasgow to Bieth
135 - Glasgow to Kilwinning
136 - Lanark to Hamilton AND Lanark to Glasgow
137 - Lanark to Glasgow AND Stirling to Glasgow
138 - Stirling to Glasgow
139 - Stirling to Dumbarton
140 - Stirling to Dumbarton
141 - Tarbet Inn to Crianlarich AND Crieff to Lochernehead
142 - Crieff to Lochernehead AND Crieff to Perth
143 - Crieff to Perth AND Stirling to Perth
144 - Stirling to Perth AND Inverkeithing to Kinghorn
145 - Crall to St Andrews and Cupar
146 - St Andrews to Newport AND Dundee to Dunkeld
147 - Dundee to Cupar and Dunkeld
148 - Dunkeld to Ambleree AND Dunkeld to Blalrgourie
149 - Perth to Dundee
150 - Dundee to Kirrimuir
151 - Dundee to Forfar
152 - Dundee to Meigle AND Aberbrothic to Forfar
153 - Aberbrothwick to Brechine AND Brechine to Montrose
154 - Montrose to Laurence Kirk and to North Esk Bridge
155 - Laurence Kirk to Old Mill of Hirn
156 - Aberdeen to Braemar
157 - Aberdeen to Braemar
158 - Aberdeen to Braemar
159 - Charlestoun of Aboyne to Corgarff
160 - Aberdeen to Monymusk
161 - Aberdeen to Monyrnusk
162 - Aberdeen to Huntly
163 - Aberdeen to Huntly
164 - Aberdeen to Huntly AND Aberdeen to Fraserburgh
165 - Aberdeen to Fraserburgh
166 - Aberdeen to Fraserburgh AND Ellon to Peterhead
167 - Ellon to Peterhead AND Peterhead to Fraserburgh
168 - Peterhead to Fraserburgh AND Banff to Peterhead
169 - Fraserburgh to Banff
170 - Fraserburgh to Banff
171 - Huntly to Banff
172 - Huntly to Banff
173 - Fochabers to Aviemore
174 - Fochabers to Aviemore
175 - Fochabers to Aviemore
176 - Nairn to Fort George
177 - Cross Roads in Ross and Cromartie

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177a - Inverness to Fort Augustus and Fort William

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Taylor and Skinner's Survey and Maps of The Roads of North Britain or Scotland, 1776
Priced at 12 shillings, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 1776-published "Survey and Maps of The Roads of North
Britain, or Scotland" was essentially Scotland's first 'road atlas'. It consisted of 61 plates showing roads across Scotland
at the one-inch to the mile scale, covering some 3,000 miles in total, with each page divided into three vertical strips of
a particular road, the volume designed to be folded into a portable accessory for the growing number of travellers and
visitors in Scotland.

At the very beginning of the volume, an index of all the cities, towns and villages, an index of 'The Cross Roads' and a
'List of Stages on The Great Roads' and a general (uncoloured) map of the roads surveyed by Taylor and Skinner.

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Taylor and Skinner's 61 (uncoloured) Original 1776 Plates being

01 - Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed


02 - Edinburgh to Cornhill by Greenlaw
03 - Lauder to Kelso; Road from Lauder to Jedburgh; Edinburgh to Carlisle by Selkirk and Hawick.
04 - Edinburgh to Carlisle, continued
05 - Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries by Peebles and also by Linton
06 - Edinburgh to Moffat, Lochmaben and Dumfries by Peebles and by Linton, continued
07 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn by Biggar, Lead hills and New Galloway, continued from page 5
08 - Edinburgh to Wigtoun and Whitehorn, continued; Edinburgh to Lanark and Ayr by Douglass and Cumnock.
09 - Edinburgh by Douglas to Ayr and Stranrawer, continued
10 - Edinburgh to Ayr and Stranrawer, continued
11 - Edinburgh, continued to Ayr by Hamilton
12 - Edinburgh to Glasgow and Greenock and to Dunbarton and Inveraray, continued
13 - Edinburgh to Glasgow, by Bathgate; Edinburgh, by Whiteburn and Glasgow, continued to Inveraray
14 - Edinburgh to Stirling, Tyndrum and Fort William
15 - Edinburgh by Stirling, continued to Fort William
16 - Edinburgh to Inveraray, continued; Dalmaly to Bunau; Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton
17 - Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton, continued (shown at end of Appendix)
18 - Stirling, by Crieff, to Fort Augustus and Bernero
19 - Stirling, continued from Dalnacardoch, to Fort Augustus and on toward Bernero
20 - Stirling, continued by Fort Augustus, to Bernero; Dunkeld to Kenmore and Killin
21 - Edinburgh to Thurso and Johny Grots or Dungsby Head, by Perth, Dunkeld, Dalwhinnie, Inverness etc.
22 - Dalnacardoch to Aviemore
23 - Inverness to Tain
24 - Tain to Wick
25 - Wick to Thurso
26 - Perth to Fort George
27 - Braemarrto Fort George
28 - Perth to Brechine
29 - Edinburgh to Fochabers by Huntly, continued from North Esk Bridge
30 - Edinburgh, by Brechine, Banchory & Monymusk, continued to Old Rain, to join the Aberdeen to Huntly Road
31 - Aberdeen, by Old Meldrum, to Banff
32 - Banff to Inverness
33 - Edinburgh to Dundee, Aberbrothick, Montrose, Inverbervie and Stonehaven
34 - Edinburgh to Montrose and Stonehaven, continued; Pathead to Crail; Edinburgh to Cupar
35 - Queensferry to Dumfermline, Culross, Clackmannan and Stirling; Queensferry to Borrowstouness, Falkirk etc.
36 - Prestonpans to North Berwick; Musselburgh to Dalkeith and Newbattle; Haddington to North Berwick
37 - Berwick to Hawick; Berwick to Dunse
38 - Biggar to Lanark; Peebles to Selkirk, by Fernalee Bridge
39 - Glasgow to Longtown, by Hamilton, Douglass Mill and Moffat
40 - Elvanfoot to Dumfries; Glasgow, by Hamilton and Moffat, continued to Longtown
41 - Glasgow to Ayr and Glasgow and Kilmarnock to Sanguhar and Dumfries
42 - Glasgow to Kilmarnock, Sanguhar and Dumfries, continued; Dumfries to Monyhive
43 - Port Patrick to Dumfries, Annan and Longtown
44 - Port Patrick to Dumfries, Annan and Longtown, continued; Whitehorn to Glenluce
45 - Glasgow to Irvine; Ayr to Machlin
46 - Greenock to Irvine and Ayr; Dumbarton to Row Kirk and Portencaple
47 - Glasgow to Paisly, Bieth and Kilwinning; Lanark to Hamilton; Lanark to Glasgow
48 - Stirling to Glasgow; Stirling to Dumbarton
49 - Tarbet Inn to Crienlarach; Crieff to Locherne Head; Crieff to Perth
50 - St Andrews to Woodhaven and Newport; Crail to St Andrews and Cupar
51 - Dundee to Cupar and Dunkeld; Dunkeld to Ambleree
52 - Dundee to Glammiss and Kirrimuir; Dundee to Forfar
53 - Aberbrothick to Brechine; Montrose to North Esk; Montrose to Laurence Kirk
54 - Aberdeen to Braemarr; Aberdeen to Durris and Banchory Ternan, by the South side of Dee River
55 - Charlestoun of Aboyne to Corqarff; Aberdeen to Monymusk and Alford; Aberdeen to Monymusk
56 - Aberdeen to Huntly; Aberdeen to Fraserburgh
57 - Aberdeen continued to Fraserburgh; Ellon to Peterhead; Peterhead to Fraserburgh
58 - Banff to Peterhead by Strichen; Fraserburgh to Banff; Huntly to Banff
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59 - Fochabers to Aviemore; Nairn to Fort George
60 - Inverness to Fort Augustus and Fort William; Inverness to Glen Urguhart
61 - Plan of the Cross Roads in The Shires of Ross and Cromartie

Plate 17 - Inveraray to Tarbet and Campbelton

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