In Pictures: 17th Century Scotland Then And Now

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 17, 2017

In 1693 military draughtsman and adventurer John Slezer published his Theatrum Scotiae, a book featuring dozens of detailed engravings of towns, abbeys and castles across Scotland. Over a 20-year period Slezer created a large number of detailed maps and drawings which now hold considerable historical value.

Theatrum Scotiae contains the earliest comprehensive mappings and views of Scotland, and provides us with a fascinating and detailed record of the built landscape at that time.

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