Maps of Scotland

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Name: Gordon, Robert, 1580-1661
Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: Fyffe imperfect, M.T.P. : [and], Pt. of the Par. of Abyrnathy.
Pt. of the Par. of Abyrnathy.
Fife imperfect.
Part of the parish of Abernethy  
Imprint: [ca. 1636-52]
Pagination: 2 manuscript maps : 285 x 375 mm. and 145 x 76 mm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 54)
Notes: Pont's map is shown to the lower left, pasted on to Robert Gordon's larger map of Fife. Pont's map shows the Firth of Tay in the north (top). In the west is the mouth of the Iern R:[iver] (River Earn), whilst in the east, the abbey at Balmerinoch (Balmerino) is depicted. Inland the map includes the Ochil Hills as far south as Month (Mount Hill) in the east and Weddersbie, just west of Collesie, in the west.
  • Although this map is pasted on to the bottom left hand corner of Robert Gordon's manuscript map 54, it has been identified as the work of Timothy Pont by Dr Jeffrey Stone (1974).
  • Two notes are to be seen. One, on the western margin reads:
  • Pt [part] of the Par:[ish]
    of Abyrnathy [Abernethy]

    The other, to the south of the map says:

    m[ar]ching [wi]th the paresh
    of Coulesly [Collessie]

  • The place names on this map have been analysed in detail by Taylor (2001)

  • This map is overlapped in the north by Pont 26. It is overlapped in the north east by a maritime chart once known as Pont 31 but now believed to be the work of James Mar 'an Injenious Marriner of Dundee' (c.1680).
  • The following manuscript maps by Robert Gordon include at least part of this area: 4, 6, 41, 43, 46, 47, 48, 53, and 54A.
  • The information on this map was used by Joan Blaeu in constructing his map of Fifae Pars Orientalis, and the area is also included in his Fifae Vicecomitatus.

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