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Scotland: Defending the Nation
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ISBN:
9781780274935
Categories
Cartography, History, Mapping Series, Military, History & Adventure, New Releases
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
04 October 2018
Format
Hardback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
232
Illustrations
Colour illustrations and maps throughout

Scotland: Defending the Nation

Mapping the Military Landscape
by Christopher Fleet and Carolyn Anderson - Find out more about the author

Scotland has had a uniquely important military history over the last five centuries. Conflict with England in the 16th century, Jacobite rebellions in the 18th century, 20th-century defences and the two world wars, as well as the Cold War, all resulted in significant cartographic activity.

In this book two map experts explore the extraordinarily rich legacy of Scottish military mapping, including fortification plans, reconnaissance mapping, battle plans, plans of military roads and routeways, tactical maps, plans of mines, enemy maps showing targets, as well as plans showing the construction of defences. In addition to plans, elevations and views, they also discuss unrealised proposals and projected schemes. Most of the maps – some of them reproduced in book form for the first time – are visually striking and attractive, and all have been selected for the particular stories they tell about both attacking and defending the country.

For more information about Scotland: Defending the Nation, please follow this link: https://geo.nls.uk/maps/defending/  

Carolyn Anderson completed a PhD on the Board of Ordnance military mapping of Scotland in 2010. Prior to this she was a cartographic editor at Oxford University Press. She continues to work in educational publishing and academic research.

Christopher Fleet joined the National Library of Scotland in 1994. He has written and spoken widely on digital mapping and on maps of Scotland, and is a co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Nation (Birlinn, 2011), Edinburgh: Mapping the City (Birlinn, 2014) and Scotland: Mapping the Islands (2016).






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