British Isles After Latest Adjustments (1801)

Charte der vereinigten Königreiche Gros Britanien und Ireland : nach den neuesten Berichtigungen und Astronomischen Ortsbesti mungen
Map of the British Isles After Latest Adjustments (1801)
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Date: 1801
Author: I G A Weidner
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of the British Isles that you might want to check out.

German map of the British Isles [gmap] "after latest adjustments". Which adjustments these could've been, I have no clue.

What was being adjusted in the British Isles in 1800? Anyone?

Always nice to see the Shetland Islands [gmap] getting included... a place I've long been fascinated with.

Their inclusion kind of skews the composition in ways that would afford more detail had they been left off... which leads me to wonder why the mapmaker had assigned them such priority. Not that they don't deserve it, of course, just that they must've been seen as a net plus to the anticipated audience of the map. Germans/U.K.ers: do the Shetland Islands hold some special significance to the German people?

(Please excuse me as I try to inform my ignorance; geographic rehabilitation is, for an ugly American, an ongoing process).



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