Maps of Scotland

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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [Renfrewshire] - Pont 33  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 26 x 38 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 33)
Notes: This map covers an area mainly south of the River Clyde, although it does take in Dumbarton to the north of the river. Ruglan (Rutherglen) and the drainage basin of the White Cart Water define the eastern boundary of the map. In the south east corner are the headwaters of several tributary burns to the White Cart Water, on the north face of Corse Hill (1230ft). The very irregular south western boundary runs along the watershed between the Ayrshire coast and the Clyde Valley, from Wemyss Bay in the west to Corse Hill in the east.
  • This map is made of two sheets of paper pasted together. Stone (1989) has analysed the complex sequence of events involved in the construction of this map, which probably involved Robert Gordon and even perhaps Sir John Scot.
  • Despite the density of information on this map, most of it can be read without too much difficulty as it was relatively neatly drawn by Pont.

  • In the north there is a very small overlap between this map and Pont 14 and Pont 32, whilst in the east there is a greater overlap with Pont 34.
  • Although 7 of Gordon's manuscript maps include parts of this area, of these only his sheet 55 has any appreciable overlap.
  • This Pont map was the major source of information for Joan Blaeu's printed map of Renfroana. Other Blaeu maps which overlap the area in small parts only are: Cunninghamia, Glottiana Praefectura Inferior, and Levinia.

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