Manuscript of the English text of the `Atlas Scoticus, or Description of Scotland ancient and modern` by Sir Robert Sibbald; with maps. Edit




  • 1595-[Circa 1682.] (Creation)


  • 2 Volumes (Whole)



  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.330.

  • Related Materials

    For a description of the manuscript by Sibbald see Adv.MS.33.3.16, folios 22-23.

  • Bibliography

    The Atlas was never printed, but Sibbald published his proposals for it, ‘An Account of the Scotish Atlas’ (Edinburgh, 1683), in considerable detail.

    Folio 196 verso has been edited by William R MacKay, `More Highland Rites and Customs`, in ‘Notes and queries of the Society of West Highland and Island Historical Research’ (1980), xi, pages 19-22; xii, pages 3-9; xiii, pages 11-18.

    Blaeu, Joan. ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus’ (Amsterdam, 1654).

    Joannes Janssonius`s edition of the ‘Nieuwen Atlas’, volume 4 (Amsterdam, 1659).

    Edward, Robert. ‘Angusia’ (1678).

    Abraham Ortelius`s map of the British Isles (1595).

    ‘The North-part of England and the South-part of Scotland’, (John Garrett, 1676).

    Stone, Jeffrey C. `A Newly Discovered Map of Ettrick Forest`, Imago Mundi 31 (1979), pages 84-87.

    Slezer, John. ‘Theatrum Scotiae’ (London, 1693).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Bought by the Advocates’ Library, 1723, at the sale of Sir Robert Sibbald`s library.