Scottish history in maps

[+] Historic maps collections

National Library of Scotland (NLS) maps
maps.nls.uk

Charting the Nation (1550-1740)
www.chartingthenation.lib.ed.ac.uk

NLS “Maps of Scotland, 1560-1928”
maps.nls.uk/scotland/index.html

Vision of Britain (1801-2001) maps
www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/

[+] Historic maps, digitised

Gough Map (1360)
goughmap.org

John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine” (1611-12)
www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/digital-maps/john-speed-proof-maps

Blaeu Atlas (1654)
maps.nls.uk/atlas/blaeu/index.html

Pont maps (1518-1614)
maps.nls.uk/pont/index.html

Roy Military Survey of Scotland (1747-1755)
maps.nls.uk/roy/index.html

Ordnance Survey maps (NLS)
maps.nls.uk/os/index.html

John Bartholomew archive (NLS)
digital.nls.uk/bartholomew/

[+] History of cartography

History of Cartography (free PDFs)
www.press.uchicago.edu/books/HOC/index.html

Ordnance Survey history (with downloads)
www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/overview/history.html

Map history/ history of cartography
www.maphistory.info/index.html

[+] Historical geography

An atlas of Scottish history to 1707
www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/digital-volumes/published-gazetteers-and-atlases/atlas-scottish-history-1707/atlas-scottish-history-1707

Pastmap
pastmap.org.uk

Scottish Historic Land Use map
hlamap.org.uk/

British History Online (1300-1800)
www.british-history.ac.uk

[+] Other informational maps

British Geological Survey
www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/geologyOfBritain/viewer.html

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
http://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmap/map.htm

Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland
www.womenofscotland.org.uk

MAgiC (natural environment of Great Britain)
magic.defra.gov.uk

British Library: Scottish fire insurance maps
gallery.bl.uk/viewall/default.aspx?e=Fire%20insurance%20maps%20and%20plans%20Scotland

[+] Place names

Scottish Place Name Society
www.spns.org.uk

Scottish Place Name Society resources
www.spns.org.uk/resources

Scottish Place Name Society book list
www.spns.org.uk/bibliography

OS guides to Gaelic, Scandinavian, Scots and Welsh place names
www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/historical-map-resources/origins-of-placenames.html

Scots place name glossary
swap.nesc.gla.ac.uk/database/

WHF Nicolaisen, Scottish Place Names: Their study and significance (London: Batsford, 1976)
Iain Taylor, Place Names of Scotland (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2011)

[+] Other resources

National Records of Scotland maps and plans
nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/maps-and-plans

Scotland’s Places, including the Ordnance Survey name books
www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk

“Cairt”, newsletter of the Scottish Maps Forum (PDFs)
www.nls.uk/collections/maps/subject-info/cairt

British Library “Scanned collections online”
www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/webres/scanned/index.html

National Collection of Aerial Photography
ncap.org.uk

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
www.davidrumsey.com

Library of Congress (US) “Collections with maps”
www.loc.gov/maps/collections/

New York Public Library Digital Collections (search for maps)
digitalcollections.nypl.org

Map History (images of early maps on the web)
www.maphistory.info/webimages.html

John N Moore, The Maps of Glasgow: A History and Cartobibliography (Glasgow: University of Glasgow Library, 1996)
John Moore, Glasgow: Mapping the City (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)
Peter Reed, editor, Glasgow: The Forming of The City (Edinburgh University Press, 1999)
Andrew Gibb, Glasgow: The Making of a City (Croom Helm, 1983).