Maps of Scotland

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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Assynt] - Pont 4 (back)  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 41 x 31 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 4v)
Notes: This small map features on the back of the manuscript called Pont 4, and is known as Pont 4(7) because six other maps feature on the other side of the sheet. It shows an area east of modern Lochinver, including L: Assynn (Loch Assynt) and the 3273ft mountain Bin moir Assynn (Ben More Assynt).
  • Note the drawing of Ardvreck Castle with an adjacent mill. This castle had only recently been built when visited by Pont.
  • Also on this side of the manuscript is an unrelated incomplete note in Pont's hand which shows his interest in recording family history:
    • Item Torkill
      his so[n] Tormoyd
      his so[n] Anguss
      his so[n] Neel Anguss mar[ried] Donald Mar:[ried] More Macky d:[aughter] to Maky of Stranaver
      Note: For a detailed analysis of this sheet see Stone (1989).
    • No other Pont map includes this area.
    • Several of Robert Gordon's manuscript maps include at least part of this area: 2, 3, 12A, 12B.
    • The printed maps by Blaeu of Extima Scotiae and em>Aebudae Insulae are relevant.

    View the Pont Maps website.

    View the Pont Maps website.

    View maps by Blaeu and Robert and James Gordon.
     
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