John Thompson

Author

John Thomson was an atlas publisher in Edinburgh and this ambitious task was a labour of love and commitment so huge it even contributed to his bankruptcy. Yet he persevered and, with the support of friends, the atlas – begun in 1820 – was finally launched in 1832.

John Thomson was an atlas publisher in Edinburgh and this ambitious task was a labour of love and commitment so huge it even contributed to his bankruptcy. Yet he persevered and, with the support of friends, the atlas – begun in 1820 – was finally launched in 1832.

Books

  • Hardback | Pub: 17 Dec 2008
    £150.00

    The first atlas of Scotland to be published by county, Thomson’s Atlas creates an invaluable picture of Scotland prior to the Clearances and is a highly significant milestone in the history of mapping. This large format facsimile includes two...