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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Lower Angus and Perthshire east of the Tay] - Pont 26  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 31 x 55 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 26)
Notes: This map is bounded on its south side by the Firth of Tay and to the west and north west by the River Tay and the River Isla. The northern boundary runs eastwards through Airlie and Kirriemuir and then on to Glenogil (top right hand corner) and the Noran Water about 4 miles west of Brechin. The eastern margin runs northwest from a point on the coast just east of Arbroath (lower right hand corner).
  • In this area Pont has paid particular attention to the larger houses and their occupants. He gives some 60 of their names, often preceded by the abreviation g.s. which may mean 'good sir'. Many of his neat drawings of individual houses are believed to be accurate depictions, making this a valuable source for architectural history.
  • Of the towns, Dun-Tay (Dundee) (centre bottom), Perth (left margin), and Arbroath (bottom right corner) are shown in some detail.
  • A fair amount of the original fainter line-work has been over-written in darker ink. Some of this may have been the later work of Robert Gordon.
  • There is a note near the top margin which says:
  • Ite[m] the burn of Kouper
    runis fro[m] Buttergais

  • To the left of this note is an unrelated additional drawing of the K:[irk] of Meigill (Meigle Church) and the River Isla.
  • Pont's mapping of the parish of Meathie-Lour, about 5km south of Forfar, has been analysed by Adam (1993, pp.49-50).

  • The following maps by Pont include parts of the north and west of the area: Pont 22 (front), Pont 23 (front), Pont 24, Pont 25 (front), Pont 27, 28, 29 and 30 (back).
  • The maps by Robert Gordon which include parts of Pont 26 are: 2, 4, 6, 25, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 53 (which is by James Gordon), and 54.
  • There are no maps of this area in Blaeu's Atlas Maior except for two which just show the north shore of the Firth of Tay: Fifae Vicecomitatus and Fifae Pars Orientalis.

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View maps by Blaeu and Robert and James Gordon.
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