Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 16)
National Library of Scotland
A draught of the Firths of Tayne, Cromartie, & Inverness, wt ye true distances as yey do ly.
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Gordon, James (b.1615?, d.1686)
A map of the coastline of southeast Sutherland and Easter Ross, from Dunrobin Castle in the north to the southern shore of the Moray Firth in the south, including Dornoch and Cromarty Firths. Only a small number of locations are named, mainly the more prominent places. The northern part of the map closely resembles Gordon 10 (image 00000280). It has been amended, possibly by a second author, at the head of the Beauly Firth. The map was compiled by either Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661) or his son James, at an unknown date after 1633. The main source of the compilation is likely to be the observations of Timothy Pont, in the last two decades of the sixteenth century.
29.8 x 12.5cm (11 3/4 x 4 15/16")
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.585.
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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