University of St Andrews
Wardlaw Museum

John Hardyng’s Map of Scotland is the first detailed map to show the Kingdom of Scots, created in 1457 as part of a Chronicle of the history of England and its neighbours.

Hardyng’s knowledge of Scotland came from a secret mission carried out on behalf of Henry V of England (1413-1422) and the map shows a flourishing kingdom with buildings that are sometimes still recognisable today.

The exhibition allows you to take a closer look at this original map while exploring the details through a digital tour of Scotland, following an invasion route proposed by Hardyng in his Chronicle.

This loan is part of the British Library’s Treasures on Tour programme, generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. The map will be on display until 3 July 2022.

Entry is free and no booking is required.

Further information

Treasures on Tour: John Hardyng’s Map of Scotland
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