Arrowsmith map of Leadhills
The Aaron Arrowsmith Map of 1807 is a useful map. It was undertaken at a time when there was a significant demand for lead. In 1807 Britain was engaged in the Napoleonic Wars.
The map is also interesting in that it shows the site both of the Gold Scours and a slate quarry.
Aaron Arrowsmith (1750–1823) was an English cartographer, engraver and publisher and founding member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers.
Map courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.