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SCOTLAND Arran + Bute.

Scotland Arran + Bute

Arran or the Isle of Arran ( Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Arainn ) is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. With an area of 432 square kilometres (167 sq mi) it is the seventh largest Scottish island. Buteshire was also a local government county of Scotland with its own elected county council from 1890 to 1975. The council area comprised a number of islands in the Firth of Clyde, between the local government counties of Argyll and Ayrshire, the principal islands being Bute, Arran, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. The county town was Rothesay, located on the Isle of Bute. It is now in the unitary council area of North Ayrshire.


Isle of Bute From' Views of Seats' written by & drawn by John Preston Neale and engraved by various artists; including history of the estate. 2nd edition / this print is unmounted £10


Bute Map 1648 by Johan Blaeu from the Atlas Novus . 1654, 390 x 540mm.
 Coloured. £380 inc delivery cheaper collected
Joan/Johan/John  Blaeu (23 September 1596 – 28 May 1673) was a Dutch  cartographer. He was born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. In 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father. In 1635 they published the Atlas Novus (full title: Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus) in two volumes. He and his brother Cornelius took over the studio after their father died in 1638. Joan became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company.From “the rarest edition of Blaeu’s Large Atlases”: only ten of the proposed eleven volumes were completed and issued in a limited quantity between 1658 and the the 1672 fire, which brought work on the final volume to a haltAround 1649 Joan Blaeu published a collection of Dutch city maps named Tooneel der Steeden (Views of Cities). In 1651 he was voted into the Amsterdam council. In 1654 he  published the first atlas of Scotland, devised by Timothy Pont. In 1662 he reissued the atlas with 11 volumes, and one for oceans. It was also known as Atlas Major.

Mount Stuart House. . . isle of Bute Seat of Earl of Bute
Antique engraved print from  From a series of 84 copper engravings, uncoloured as sold  by William Watts (1752 - 1851)  from The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, in a Collection of the most interesting & Picturesque Views, January 1st, 1779, Size oblong 205 x 270 mm .Similar to Sandby whose pupil Watts had been ,  about palaces of the English nobility. Many of the prints taken from drawings by Paul and Thomas Sandby. £25 x 12

Loch Ranza Bay

Original Antique steel engraved print By Moses Griffith ( 1747 to 1819). Artist and Illustrator in the service of Thomas Pennant. from .....Thomas Pennant Tour in Scotland 1769, Vol 1, Part II, £20 Rare

Thomas Pennant Tour in Scotland 1769, Vol 1, Part II, £20 Rare clipped to edge of image top left some marking

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