Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 29)
National Library of Scotland
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Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
Sibbald, Robert (b.1641, d.1722)
A map of a part of mid-Deeside, showing the country east of Aboyne, around Lumphanan and Torphins. On the northern edge of the map, scale is foreshortened by including Bennachie. The most prominent feature is the 'Loch of Achlossin', formerly located near the present day farm of Auchlosson, but no longer existent. The map was compiled by Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661), 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, with the possibility of original additions by Gordon.
20.3 x 15.2cm (8 x 6")
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.587.
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