Aberdeen 1661 by James Gordon

Aberdeen 1661 by James Gordon

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Aberdoniae Novae et Veteris Descriptio, Auctore Jacobo Gordono - 1661

A Description of New and Old Aberdeen; with the places nearest adjacent, James Gordon - 1661

Printed on Archival Quality Elegance Velvet Platinum paper.
Print size: 76 x 61cm
Open edition print

This is a print of the lithographic facsimile of the original which was published by The Spalding Club in 1841​​​​​​.


A volume published in 1841 by The Spalding club, The History of Scots Affairs by James Gordon contains an extract from the Town Council Register of Aberdeen saying that this day ( 16 October 1661) James Gordon had delivered to the Council “ ane meekle cairt of paper” showing the burgh and parts adjacent , for which the Council gave him “a silver piece or cup of twenty ounces of silver, ane silk hat for his own use, and ane silk gown for his bedfellow”

Original engravings are held by:

Aberdeen University

British Museum

National Library of Scotland

Source : The Early Maps of Scotland ; Royal Scottish Geographical Society 1973