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Leighton Library, Dunblane

Scotland's oldest purpose-built independent library founded in 1687

Leighton Library has a 1776 edition of

Leighton Library has a 1776 edition of "The American atlas" by Major Samuel Holland

Added at 04:52 on 04 July 2024
Today, 4th July, is America's Independence Day, celebrating the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. Dunblane's historic Leighton Library has a contemporary 1776 edition of "The American atlas : or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America composed from numerous surveys by Major Holland et al Engraved on forty-nine copper-plates, by Thomas Jefferys."

Samuel Holland was First Surveyor General of British North America, and Thomas Jeffreys was Geographer to King George III. The atlas features maps of the Americas from the Arctic to Cape Horn.
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