A large two part map of Scotland issued by George Philip and Son around 1860. Philip's map covers all of Scotland with color coding by county. At bottom center there is a key to common Scottish geographical terms, such as Ben (Mountain), Fell (Mountain), Dun (Hill), Glen (Small Valley), etc. Show shipping lanes and distances between major Scottish ports and ports in continental europe and elsewhere on the British Isles. Both panels are individual surrounded by a piano key style border. Published in Philip's Atlas. Undated but stylistically consistent with Philip's c. 1860 work.
George Philip (1800 - 1882) was a map publisher and cartographer active in the in the mid to late-19th century. Philip was born into a Calvinst family in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Around 1819 he apprenticed himself to William Grapel, a Liverpool printer and bookseller. Fifteen years later, in 1834, Philip founded his own Liverpool book and map firm. Philip's earliest cartographic ventures were mostly educational material issued in tandem with John Bartholomew Sr., August Petermann and William Hughes. In 1848, Philip admitted his son, George Philip Jr. (1823 - 1902) into the firm, renaming it George Philip & Son Ltd. George Philip Jr. ran the firm until his death in 1902 by which time it had developed into a major publishing concern. His successors established the London Geographical Institute, a factory where they embraced modern printing techniques to produce thousands of economical and high quality maps. In April of 1988, George Philip & Son was acquired by Octopus Publishing, a branch of Reed International. Nonetheless, today the firm trades and publishes to this day as George Philip and Son. More by this mapmaker...
Very good. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.