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Roy, William 1726-1790

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Works: 45 works in 106 publications in 3 languages and 711 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Maps‡vManuscript 
Roles: Cartographer, Director
Classifications: AC4, 912
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The military antiquities of the Romans in Britain by William Roy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1793 and 1969 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the measurement of a base on Hounslow-Heath By Major-General William Roy ... Read at the Royal Society, from April 21 to June 16, 1785 by William Roy ( )
7 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new and elegant general atlas comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time : containing sixty three maps by Aaron Arrowsmith ( )
6 editions published between 1805 and 1812 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great map : the military survey of Scotland, 1747-55 by William Roy ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great map : the military survey of Scotland, 1747-55 by William Roy ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the trigonometrical operation : wherby the distance between the meridians of the observatories of Greenwich and Paris has been determined by William Roy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description des moyens employés pour mésurer la base de Hounslow-Heath dans la province de Middlesex, publiée dans le vol. LXXV des Transactions philosophiques by William Roy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1787 and 1837 in French and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description des moyens employés pour mesurer la base de Hounslow-Heath dans la province de Middlesex. Publiée dans le v. 75 des Transactions philosophiques by William Roy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1787 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experiments and observations made in Britain : in order to obtain a rule for measuring heights with the barometer by William Roy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1778 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the measurement of a base on Hounslow-Heath by William Roy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A very large and highly finished colored military survey of the kingdom of Scotland, exclusive of the islands, undertaken by order of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, and executed by Lieutenant [afterwards Major-General] William Roy, and other officers, under the superintendence of Lieut.-Col. David Watson, Deputy Quarter-Master-General of the Forces, in the years 1747-1755 drawn on a scale of about two inches to a mile: it is divided into 38 compartments which are contained in eight cases: a small map is attached, marked with corresponding divisions, to serve as a key to the arrangement by William Roy ( )
1 edition published in 1747 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Display label text from Lie of the Land: the Secret Life of Maps, British Library, 2001-2002: "The Roy Map of Scotland, c.1755 The military survey of Scotland was carried out in the wake of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and was intended to ensure there was no repetition. It is arguably the British Library's greatest cartographic treasure. Various versions survive, all kept in the Library. None was ever published. This is a much reduced version of the vast original map. The survey of Scotland (1747-55) is usually attributed to William Roy, who would later found the Ordnance Survey. While he was probably responsible for the topographical detail and lettering, the marvellous hill depiction was the work of Paul Sandby, 'the father of English water colour art'. Since no large-scale surveys were carried out in Scotland until the 19th century, the Roy Map remains invaluable for historical and genealogical research. [William Roy. A finished reduction of the military survey of Scotland. MS. c.1755]. Maps K. Top. 48.25-1e."
William Roy's maps, mathematical instruments and library: the Christie's sale of 1790 by J. B Harley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Roy Guillaume 1726-1790
William Roy
Languages
English (72)
French (13)
Latin (1)