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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Argyll, north of the Crinan Canal] - Pont 15 (front)  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 15 x 14 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 15)
Notes: This is a small map of an area between Loch Fyinn (Loch Fyne) in the east, and Loch Craignish on the Sound of Jura in the west. On the southern boundary is Loch Gilp and the area just south of Dunadd on the Avon AD (River Add).
  • There are a number of notes in Pont's handwriting on this map. One, in the lower right corner, reads:

    heir
    is a herbory [harbour]
    for a ship at
    ylen Damein
    & also w[i]thin the
    throat of the riv[er]

    According to Stone (1989), who transcribes several of the notes, 'this is a reference to Eilean da Mheinn and Crinan Harbour in Loch Crinan as well as the estuary of the River Add'.


  • No other Pont map includes this area.
  • The corresponding manuscript map by Robert Gordon of this area is [Gordon] 6, but it contains no names in this area. This makes the Pont map even more valuable as a source of information.
  • Printed maps by Joan Blaeu which include the area are his Knapdalia, Aebudae Insulae, Iura, and Lorna.

View the Pont Maps website.

View maps by Blaeu and Robert and James Gordon.
 
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