Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
NITHIA VICECOMITATUS. The Shirifdome of NIDIS-DAIL
[Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1654]
Blaeu, Joan (b.1596, d.1673)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
This map was first published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Novus', in 1654. It was engraved in Amsterdam from a manuscript draft by Timothy Pont, which was returned to Scotland and is now in the National Library of Scotland. The area covered on this map is bounded by the watershed of the River Nith, thus showing all of Nithsdale from Dalmellington to the Solway Firth. It is oriented with west at the top. The detail of a dense distribution of rural settlement is evident, particularly along the Shinnel Water and the River Cairn, both west-bank tributaries of the Nith. Criffel was omitted by the engravers but the bridge over the Nith at Dumfries is shown.
51.9 x 37.3cm (1' 8 7/16" x 1' 2 11/16")
Skelton, R.A., County atlases of the British Isles, 1579-1850, [v.1:] 1579-1703, [v.1], 1970, pp.97-109.
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Joannis Blaeu, Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars quinta. Amstelaedami: Ioannem Blaeu, M DC LIV.
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© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
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