• Full title:   Map of Scotland by John Harding
  • Created:   mid-15th century
  • Formats:  Map
  • Creator:   John Harding
  • Usage terms Public Domain
  • Held by  British Library
  • Shelfmark:   British Library, Lansdowne MS. 204, f.226v and Harley MS. 661 ff.187-188


John Harding's history of England down to the mid-15th century was written primarily to demonstrate the English king's right to be overlord of Scotland, and three manuscripts of his work include a map. Here west is at the top and the River Forth, bridged at Stirling, all but cuts Scotland in two. The variety of walls and castles marking the towns is remarkable, but at Glasgow (top) and Dunfermline (centre) churches are drawn instead.

Sections of Harding's map of Scotland pictured here can be found in the Lansdowne manuscript collection (Lansdowne MS 204) and the Harley manuscript collection (Harley MS 661 ff.187–188).