Antique Maps by Alexander Drummond (1769)

Alexander Drummond, consul, author of 'Travels through the different Countries of Germany, Italy, Greece, and parts of Asia, as far as the Euphrates' (London, 1754), was son of George Drummond of Newton, and younger brother of George Drummond, lord provost of Edinburgh. Of his early years there is no account. He started on his travels, via Harwich and Helvoetsluys, in May 1744, reached Venice in August and Smyrna in December that year, and Cyprus in March 1745. His observations by the way, and in excursions, made in the intervals of what appear to have been commercial pursuits, during residence in Cyprus and Asia Minor in March 1745, are given in his book in the form of letters, mostly addressed to his brother, and accompanied by some curious plates. Drummond was British consul at Aleppo in 1754 until 1756. He died at Edinburgh on 9 Aug. 1769. (source: Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 16)
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