Map of Perthshire and Kinross-shire. Aristide Michel Perrot, in L’Angleterre, ou Description Historique et Topogrqphique du Royaume Uni de la Grande-Bretagne…, GB Depping, Paris, 1824

Map of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.
Aristide Michel Perrot, in L’Angleterre, ou Description Historique et Topogrqphique du Royaume Uni de la Grande-Bretagne…, GB Depping, Paris, 1824

This curious little map, showing the extent of the counties of Perth and Kinross with some indication of the mountainous nature of the county and its principal settlements, is completely overshadowed by the heavy, decorative vignette which surrounds it and features what Perrot saw as the main products of the region, namely a large fat salmon lying on what might be a touch of tartan, and a bolt of cloth featuring prominently nearby.  At the top, what appears to be a dead bird lends a somewhat ghoulish appearance to the image.  Perrot (1793-1899) was a Frenchman, and produced a series of these curious maps covering the counties and regions of Great Britain.