1932 Pictorial Map OUTER & INNER HEBRIDES Isle of Skye SHETLAND Isle of Arran ORKNEY ISLES
Artist/Illustrator: Drawn by Alfred E. Taylor.
Title: Pictorial Plan of the Principal Islands of Northern Britain.
Print Method: Lithographic
Date of Publication/Production: circa 1932-36
A colourful and very attractive pictorial map which features a decorative cartouche and compass; a table of distances in miles. The three map areas shown: The Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye - The Shetland Isles - The Orkney Isles - The Inner Hebrides and Isle of Arran. There are small coloured sketches of landmarks and architectural features of most of the larger towns mentioned along the road.
On The Outer Hebrides: Lewis and Harris, The Butt of Lewis - The Port of Ness - Tolsta Head - Eye Peninsula - Chicken Head - Stornoway - Barvas - Loch Seaforth - Uig - Callernish - Carloway - Forest of Harris - Tarburt - Rodel - Kenish Point - Taransay.
On Benbecula, North & South Uist: Port Nanlong - Trumisgary - Lochmaddy - Caranish Inn - Gramisdale Inn - Creagorry Hotel - Carnan Inn - Flora MacDonalds Birthplace - Loch Boisdale - Pollacher Inn - Sound of Barra - Eriskay and Barra .
Isle of Sky and mainland: Greenstone Point - Melvaig - Gairloch - Loch Maree Hotel - Shiedeig - Applecross - Strome Ferry - Kyle of Lochalsh - Balmocarra - Kyleaki ? - Broadford - Portree - Bracadale - Kingsburgh - Edinbain - Fairy Bridge - Staffin - Kilmalnag - Duntulm Castle - Kilvaxter - Halistra - Dunvegan - Rum - Canna - Egg.
The Shetland Islands: Cullivoe - Dalsetter - Mid Yell - Otterswick - Burravoe - Hillswick - Mossbank - Walls - Lerwick - Scalloway - Quarff - Mousa - Boddam Voe - Fair Isle.
The Orkney Isles: N. Ronaldsay - Westray - Sanday - Rousay - Stronsay
And on mainland isle, Birsay - Standing Stones - Stromness - Finistown - Orphir - Kirkwall - Deerness - St Marys - Scapa Flow - St Margarets Hope- Old Man of Hoy.
The Inner Hebrides and Isle of Arran: Sound of Sleat - Tobermory - Bonnavoulin - Dervaig - reive - Calgary - Arnabest - Arinagour - Kilninian - Salen - Craigmuir - Lochdonhead - Kilfinichen - Lochbuie - Carsaig - Bunessan - Erraid.
And on mainland: Ballachulisch - Appin - Oban - Atlantic Bridge - Kilmelfort - Ford.
On Jura: Ardlussa - Lagg - Craighouse - Feolin Ferry.
On Islay: Port Askaig - Bridgend - Bowmore - Port Ellen - Kildalton - Portnahaven - Kilchiaran.
On Mainland: Tarbert - Kintyre - Skipness Pier - Campbeltown
On Arran: Lochrauza - Goatfell - Brodick - Lamlash - Blackwaterfoot - Kildonan Castle - On Mainland: Rothsay - Largs - Greenock - Helensburgh - Kyles of Bute - Dunoon - Arrochar - Dalmally - Inverarie - etc.
The list is not necessarily exhaustive so if you are indeed looking for a particular place, feel free to confirm its presence with us.
Provenance: These maps were originally produced for Pratts Motor Oil Co. which was replaced by Anglo American Oil Co. Ltd (Esso) in the 1930s; Published by H. K. McCann Co. Ltd 109 Jermyn St London. Date estimated: 1932-36.
It measures overall 305 x 230 mm (12 x 9.5 inches) approx. including good borders. It is blank on the reverse apart from the Esso title cartouche. It is in good condition with a little age yellowing in-keeping with the age. Suitable for mounting and framing.
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