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LA DESCRIPTION DU ROYAUME ET PAYS D' ECOSSE

LA DESCRIPTION DU ROYAUME ET PAYS D' ECOSSE

Author: Leslie, John

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1586

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 18. D. III

Item number: f. 122*

Length: 20.2

Width: 54.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

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This is the description accompanying a printed map of Scotland entitled "La vraye et entiere description du tresancien royaume pays et isles d'escosse", an enlargement of the map which accompanies the work "De origine moribus [...] Scotorum" by John Leslie, Bishop of Ross, published at Rome in 1578. At the foot of the map are a dedication to James VI in French. It is dated Rouen, 26 Aug. 1586 and contains a brief description of Scotland, also in French. It forms part of an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State. Burghley used this atlas to illustrate domestic matters.

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