Thursday, 22 January 2009

Local mapmaker archive available

From 1820 to 2002 the family firm John Bartholomew produced charts, maps and atlases.   As map engravers, publishers and printers the company achieved worldwide renown and was based in Duncan Street prior to closing.   Their former premises are now rather attractive flats. Details of the archive can be found online and in the Salisbury Place premises of the National Library of Scotland. In the collection you will find gems about such matters as the naming of Antarctica and Gladstone's Midlothian campaign.

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