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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Glen Tilt] - Pont 20  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 31 x 20 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 20)
Notes: This map covers a large area northeast of modern Blair Atholl, northwest of Pitlochry. The western margin of the map runs from Blair (Blair Castle) on the River Garry in the south (bottom left) almost as far as Glenfeshie Forest and the River Feshie in the north. The most northeasterly point is the junction of the River Dee and the Clunie Water at Braemar (right margin). The whole of the drainage basin of the River Tilt in the west of the area is included, as are the basins of the Tarf River (Tarf Water) in the west, and of the Gheldy R.[iver] (Geldie Burn) in the north.
  • The title (top), in Pont's hand, reads:
  • This pag[e] [com]pryseth all the Branches & River of
    Tilt compleetlie

    followed by Be Mr Ti. Pont in the hand of Robert Gordon.

  • It is clear that Gordon made several additions to this map and these are discussed in detail by Stone (1989). For example, Gordon inserted the symbol for Blair Castle on this map. A much more elaborate depiction of this important castle may be seen on Pont 19.
  • At the top of the map there are two notes. They say:
  • Aalach is the yrish na[me] of atholl


    the head of
    dee 7 myl [miles] nordeast fro[m] the head of

  • The south west corner of this map is overlapped by Pont 19, Pont 23 (front), and Pont 25 (back). Pont 27 includes a part of the south east of the area.
  • The following manuscript maps by Gordon include parts of this area although they provide little additional information: 2, 3, 4, 6, 25, 28A, 40, 41.
  • See also Blaeu's printed map of Braid-Allaban and a small part of his Aberdonia & Banfia.

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