Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 19)
National Library of Scotland
The draught of ye river of Charron whiche falleth into the head of the firth of Tayne in Ros. from Mr. T. Pont's papers.
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
Sibbald, Robert (b.1641, d.1722)
Gordon, James (b.1615?, d.1686)
A map of the catchment of Gleann Beag, Gleann Morr and Strathcarron in Easter Ross, in which the lower reaches of the north bank tributary of Strath Cuileannach are merged into the upper reaches of Strath Mulzie. In Strathcarron, there is much detail of the settlement which was much later to be the subject of the clearances recorded at Croick Church. The map was compiled by Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661), at an unknown date after 1633, on his own admission from the maps compiled by Timothy Pont in the last two decades of the sixteenth century, but no longer extant. The error in linking Strath Cuileannach with Strath Mulzie must therefore be attributed to Pont.
40 x 31cm (1' 3 3/4" x 1' 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.585.
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