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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Glen Isla and Lintrathen; parts of Strathmore near Coupar Angus] - Pont 28  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 41 x 30 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 28)
Notes: This map shows three separate maps of adjacent country in Glen Isla, Lintrathen, and parts of Strathmore near Coupar Angus. Pont 28(1), the main map covering most of the sheet is of Glen Isla from its headwaters at Caenlochan down to Alyth, and including the tributaries of Glen Isla to the east between Lintrathen and Glen Damff. Pont 28(2-5) below focus on a small area of Strathmore further south, adjacent to the confluences of the Alyth Burn, the Melgam Water, the Dean Water and the River Ericht with the River Isla. Pont 28(6) is an even smaller detail of the area immediately adjacent to the confluence of the Alyth Burn and the River Isla.

Pont 28(1) Glen Isla and Lintrathen
  • Pont has added several short notes to the map. For example, in the Wood of Plaids (Glen-plaids) (top left) he writes:
  • Heir ar
    Deir [deer]

  • Note the compass directions for North and East. These were probably later additions by Robert Gordon, who was also responsible for over-drawing Pont's original faded line-work in a darker ink.
  • Three of the houses along the lower River Isla are associated with the name of ogiluy (or ogyluy), presumably their owner or occupier.
  • It was Sir Robert Sibbald who added the title Glen I[s]la from ye head to this sheet (bottom left).

Pont 28(2)-(6) Parts of Strathmore near Coupar Angus
  • In an apparent reference to the fort on Barry Hill, near Alyth, a note at the top of the map enclosed in a border adjacent to map (1) reads:
  • Dunbarry
    or Bernards castel [per]haps of Bruce
  • Three of the maps in the lower left have been crossed out at some time, implying perhaps that they had been superseded.
  • For additional details of this set of maps see Stone (1989).

  • The areas mapped on Pont 28 are largely included in Pont 29. In addition, Pont 27 overlaps the eastern part, and Pont 26 the south of the area.
  • The following manuscript maps by Robert Gordon include parts of the area: 2, 4, 6, 26, 41, 42, and 43. In particular, [Gordon] 43 is largely derived from the information on this sheet.
  • The printed map of Braid-Allaban by Joan Blaeu overlaps the area.

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