Scarce example of the Nolin - Coronelli map of Scotland, first issued circa 1689 but here printed in 1708.

Large and impressive map of Scotland originally published by Venetian cartographer Vicenzo Maria Coronelli.

This issue published by Nolin in Paris with titles, dedications etc in French.


Vincenzo Maria CORONELLI / Jean-Baptist NOLIN

**The list of Kings and Queens of England shows no James III as ruling this country. British audiences knows 'James III' better as James Francis Stuart, the 'Old Pretender' (1688-1766).

*The 'Glorious Revolution'of 1688 saw James II deposed in favor of William of Orange and his wife Mary Stuart, the French supported the deposed King, and recognized his heir as lawful king.

Scarce broadsheet map of Scotland, first published in 1689, with a dedication to James, son and heir of James II, King of England and Scotland. Following the death of James II, the dedication was changed to read ' JACQUES III '

Three panels to the right contain inset maps of Faroe Islands, Shetlands and Orkneys.

Good strong impression

Small unobtrusive closed tear right magin just creping into printed surface

Original outline colour

Very good condition

code : M5207

Cartographer : NOLIN Jean Baptiste

Date : 1708 Paris

Size : 46.5*61 cms Sheet 49*63 cms

availability : Available

Price : £495

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NOLIN, Jean Baptiste

c. 1657-1708

J. B. Nolin set up the family publishing business in Paris in the Rue St Jacques where he engraved and sold a wide variety of maps, on some of which he wrongfully used the titles 'Engraver to the King' and 'Geographer to the Duke of Orleans'. On a complaint by Guillaume Delisle he was accused and convicted of plagiarism but his business continued to flourish.

Many of his maps were based on the work of Vincenzo Coronelli, the Italian cartographer and of another French geographer, Sieur de Tillemon (Nicholas de Tralage). His most notable work was the publication in 1696 of a World Map on one sheet based on J. D. Cassini's 24-ft planisphere housed in the Paris Observatory.

His son JEAN BAPTISTE NOLIN (1686-1762), continued the business for many years and prepared an Atlas General which was published posthumously in 1783.