Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 12)
National Library of Scotland
Loch Syin/Shinn [and] Assyin.
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
The upper map covers the catchment of Loch Shin in Sutherland. Although drawn by Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661), the map and the text above the map is copied from a manuscript map compiled by Timothy Pont in the last two decades of the sixteenth century and now in the National Library of Scotland. The lower map covers the catchment of the River Traligill, as well as Ben More Assynt, Quinag, Loch Assynt and country to the north of the River Inver. The source of this map by Robert Gordon, which is also extant, is the same as the upper map. Ardvreck Castle appears even more prominently on Pont's original map.
Pen and ink
Taylor, Alexander B., 'Manuscript maps of Pont, the Gordons and Adair in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh',Scottish Geographical Magazine, Nov., 1907, pp.584-585.
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