Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 5)
National Library of Scotland
[A detailed map including Glenmore, Lochs Arkaig and Garry, the basins of the Nairn, Findhorn, and Spey, Lochs Ericht and Laggan, and the River Spean; also in outline Lochs Garry, Rannoch, and Tummel.
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
Cash, Caleb George
A large map, oriented with south at the top, bounded in the north by the Moray Firth from Inverness to Cullen, and including the catchments of the Nairn, Findhorn and Spey. The map extends in a southwesterly direction as far as Loch Arkaig, Ben Nevis and Loch Eil, bordering on Ardgour. Where original work has faded in the Spey Valley, the map has been partly redrawn. The map is an uncompleted draft compiled by Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661), at a date between 1633 and ca. 1645. The east part of the map covers country close to Gordon's home. Whilst most of Gordon's compilations are derivatory, notably from the maps of Timothy Pont, originality is most likely in the lower Spey valley.
67.8 x 97cm (2' 2 11/16" x 3' 2 3/16")
Pen and ink
Taylor, Alexander B., 'Manuscript maps of Pont, the Gordons and Adair in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh',Scottish Geographical Magazine, Nov., 1907, p.583.
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[A detailed map including Glenmore, Lochs Arkaig and Garry, the basins of the Nairn, Findhorn, and Spey, Lochs Ericht and Laggan, and the River Spean; also in outline Lochs Garry, Rannoch, and Tummel. [4 of 4]
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4226 x 3056
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Label by Cash, pasted to back of the mount.
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