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The Shetlander who mapped Jamaica

The Shetlander who mapped Jamaica

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Shetland’s assistant archivist Joanne Wishart was in Edinburgh on Thursday night to give a sell-out talk on a little-known islander who produced a remarkably accurate map of Jamaica in the late 18th century. Surveyor and mapmaker James Robertson, born in 1753 and raised in Gossabrough, Yell went ... Read more...