Map PICTORIAL PLAN OF SCOTLAND Esso
Artist/Illustrator: Drawn by Alfred E. Taylor.
Title: Esso Pictorial Plan of Scotland.
Sub-title: A Curious yet Authentic Plan setting forth the Principal Highways and Romantic Places of the Country - hills beyond Pentland and Lands beyond Forth.
Print Method: Lithographic.
Date of Publication/Production: circa 1932.
Size: 465x310mm (18.25x12.25") overall.
Provenance: Produced for Esso, The Anglo American Oil Company. See below.
A colourful and very attractive pictorial map which features a decorative cartouche and compass; a table of distances in miles. The map is suitable for mounting and framing. It shows a pictorial plan of the roads etc in Scotland. It includes a compass rose, and vignettes forming coloured sketches of landmarks and architectural features of places shown along the road. Plus literary quotations from James Hogg - James Boswell (Scotch Broth) - Robert Burns - etc.
Here is a list of some of the many places shown on the map:
Along the coast, (some of these are not in Scotland but are on the map) Keswick - Penrith - Carlisle - Gretna Green - Dumfries - Castle Douglas - Caerlagerock Castle - Kirkudbright - Dundrennan Abbey - Newton Stewart - Glenluce - Mull of Galloway - Port Patrick - Stranraer - Turnberry - Burns Cottage Alloway - Ayr - Arran - Greenoch - Kintyre - Islay - Jura - Loch Lomond - Inverary - Ben Cruachan - Oban - Mull - Kinlock Inn - Fort William - Mallaig - Portree - Strome Ferry - Urquhart Castle, underneath which it says Doctor Johnson ate several plate fulls of Scotch Broth with barley and peas in it. I said you never ate it before, Johnson said, No Sir but I dont care how soon I eat it again quote from Boswell - Inverness - Ullapool - Dingwall - Tongue - Cape Wrath - Reive - Dunnet Head - Thurso - John O'Groats - Wick - Lybster - Helmsdale - Brora - Dunrobin Castle - Dornoch - Tain - Miel - Cromarty - Lossiemouth - Elgin - Banff - Fraserburgh - Kinnaird Head Light House - Peterhead - Cruden Bay (golf) - Ellon - Aberdeen - Stonehaven - Montrose - Arbroath Abbey - Dundee - St Andrews - Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy - Burntisland - Bass Rock - Edinburgh - North Berwick - Prestonpans - Dunbar - Berwick Upon Tweed - Alnwick - Newcastle upon Tyne
Inland: Devils Beef Tub - Peebles, The home of Sir Walter Scott - Melrose - Abington - Annie Lauries Birth place at Moniaive - Battle Field of Drumclog - Whitburn - Linlithgow - Dunblane - Glasgow - Pitlochry - Perth - Kinross - Dunkeld - Blair Atholl - Killiecrankie - Braemar Castle - and many more
Dotted around the title are the coats of arms or seals of the following towns:
Edinburgh - Glasgow - Aberdeen - Inverness and Perth. Also the crest of Scotland.
There are two insets showing 'The Land of Burns' - and 'The Land of Scott'.
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 info. These maps were originally produced for Pratts Motor Oil Co. which was replaced by Esso (Anglo American Oil Co. Ltd) in the 1930s; Published by H. K. McCann Co. Ltd 109 Jermyn St London. Date estimated: 1932-36
Suitable for framing. It measures 465x310mm (18.25x12.25") overall; printed area 385 x 285mm (15.25 x 11.25"). There is an as published centre fold. It is in good condition with a little age yellowing. It is blank on the reverse apart from titles. The watermarks do NOT appear on the actual map. It originally would have been in an atlas, edge mounted so as to avoid damage to the map, and not stapled. The map will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels. Postage and packing is charged at cost.
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