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Rare separately published map of Scotland, published by Richard Holmes Laurie.

Shows major roadways and is colored by council areas. 

Inset maps of the Shetland and Orkney Islands.

The maker, Joseph Enouy, was the father of Joseph Enouy, famed for inventing an early design for a novel method to expedite the reloading of revolvers. This innovation involved swiftly swapping cylinders through a mechanism featuring a rotating axis that could hold multiple cylinders.  

Condition Description
Segmented and laid on linen with original slipcover. Minor soiling.
Richard Holmes Laurie Biography

Richard Holmes Laurie (1777-1858) was the son of mezzotint engraver Robert Laurie, who had taken over Robert Sayer's publishing house with James Whittle in 1794. Richard Holmes Laurie joined in a partnership with Whittle when his father retired in 1812. The name of the firm then switched from Laurie & Whittle to Whittle & Laurie. Whittle died in 1818, leaving Richard Holmes to continue publishing alone as R. H. Laurie.

When the Hydrographic Office opened in 1795, it was tasked with creating and producing all the nautical charts for the Royal Navy so as to wean the Navy off dependence on foreign charts. By the 1820s, private publishers were augmenting HO charts and competing with them, including Richard Holmes Laurie. Richard gave up publishing anything except nautical materials by 1830. He also sold charts to Trinity House, the lighthouse and maritime safety fraternity. He died in 1858. 

The firm continued to print under the name R.H. Laurie even after 1858. Later, the firm was managed by Laurie’s draughtsman, Alexander George Findlay, and, later, Daniel and William Kettle.