Ptolemy's Map of Scotland

  title={Ptolemy's Map of Scotland},
  author={James J. Tierney},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={132 - 148}
  • J. J. Tierney
  • Published 1 November 1959
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
It has long been recognised as a puzzling fact that in Ptolemy's map of the British Isles Great Britain is turned abruptly to the east from about latitude 55° north (corresponding roughly to the area of Scotland) so as to make a right angle approximately with the southern part of the country. It may be of interest to review briefly various tentative explanations of this peculiar fact which have been advanced during the last three-quarters of a century, and to add yet another to the list. In… 

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