Description of the Western Islands of Scotland By M Martin (1716)
A description of the
Western Islands of Scotland: Containing a full account of their
situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, bays, tides, anchoring
places, and fisheries. The ancient and modern government, religion and
customs of the inhabitants, particularly of their druids, heathen
temples, monasteries, churches, chappels, antiquities, monuments, forts,
caves, and other curiosities of art and nature. Of their admirable and
expeditious way of curing most diseases by simples of their own product.
A particular account of the second sight, or faculty of forseeing things
to come, by way of vision, so common among them. A brief hint of methods
to improve trade in that country, both by sea and land. With a new map
of the whole, describing the harbours, anchoring places, and dangerous
rocks, for the benefit of sailers. To which is added a brief description
of the Isles of Orkney, and Schetland.
As this is an old book it does provide a bit
of a challenge to read it as the letter s is printed as the letter f but
it shouldn't take long to get used to it. The content is exceptional and
well worth some perseverance.
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