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Scotland, Roman Period 1891

This is a very fine map and again addresses Orkney and Shetland.

The drafting convention for straggly mountain ranges continues, however the colour rendering assists greatly in the maps readability.

In several cases, such as the location of Victoria the map makers have hedged their bets somewhat by locating it twice. However the location of a great many peoples and feature are done accurately, while the base map of Scotland is accurate and easily identifiable.

Banatia is identified as Inverness, to date there is still no concrete evidence of Roman penetration by land to this point though in fairness much of Scotland was mapped in Roman times from the sea and there is a possibility that some of the names refer to tribal locations, not always Roman military installations.

Another good map that repays time spent studying.

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Scotland, Roman Period 1891

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