Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 7)
National Library of Scotland
A description of the East coast of Scotland drawn out of Wagoner and sumqt corrected but it not fully perfyt & yet hath many errors.
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Waghenaer, Lucas Janszoon (b.1534, d.1606)
A map of the coastline of Scotland from the Orkneys to Northumberland, with a small number of named coastal locations, and lists of latitudes and distances on the landward side. There are two compass roses on the seaward side. The map is in the style of a sixteenth century maritime chart. The title, text and also the style of the document indicate that it was derived from the charts of Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer, first published in 1584. The document demonstrates that its author, Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661), compiled maps from sources other than Timothy Pont, although this particular coastal outline seems not to have influenced his own depiction of the east coast of Scotland.
57.2 x 20.2cm (1' 10 1/2" x 7 15/16")
Pen and ink
Scotland - east coast
Taylor, Alexander B., 'Manuscript maps of Pont, the Gordons and Adair in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh',Scottish Geographical Magazine, Nov., 1907, p.584.
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