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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Loch Lomond] - Pont 17  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 41 x 28 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 17)
Notes: The whole of Loch Lomond is shown. Although much of the surrounding land in the south is not mapped, this sheet does extend in the east as far as Loch Aird (Loch Ard) and the headwaters of the River Forth. Just to the north (top right), the western end of Loch Ketterin (Loch Katrine) is drawn. The most northerly point depicted is Bin Luy (Ben Lui), a 3708ft mountain. On the western margin is Loch Fyn (Loch Fynne), and just to the south is Loch Goil. At the very southernmost end, on the bottom margin, we find the town of Dun Britton (Dumbarton) on the Firth of Clyde.
  • This map is unusual because of the very dark but detailed shading applied to many of the loch shorelines. Much of the rest of this map is rather untidy, and Pont clearly abandoned his attempt to improve this sheet at some point.
  • Written at the head of Loch Lomond is a note in a faint secretary hand which reads:
  • the loch
    disboggeth sailablie [navigably] 2
    mylles [miles] up in the mouth of
    Fell

  • Another note (top right corner) says:
  • The Clan Farlan
    are named fro[m] o[ne]
    Parlan who wes
    as they say the so[n]e of
    a daucht[er] of the erle [Earl] of
    Lennox

  • The scale bar along the eastern margin and a few of the place names were apparently later additions by Robert Gordon.

  • Three other Pont maps include parts of this sheet: Pont 14, 16 and 32.
  • The following maps by Robert Gordon also include some of the area: 6, 8, 49, 50 and 51.
  • The printed map by Joan Blaeu titled Levinia is relevant in part.

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