Charting The Nation
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GALLOVIDIAE Pars Occidentalior, in qua VICECOMITATUS VICTONIENSIS cum Regalitate Glenlucensi
[Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1654]
Blaeu, Joan (b.1596, d.1673)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
The map covers the entire county of Wigtownshire plus a very small part of southwest Ayrshire, at larger scales than the cover of the same area on Blaeu's GALLOVIDIA. The engraving of the English translation of the title outside the cartouche is an unusual feature. The settlements of the Mull of Galloway and of the south of Wigtownshire are depicted in great detail. Dunskey Castle on the west shore of the Mull is particularly prominent. The map was compiled from observation on the ground by Timothy Pont in the last two decades of the sixteenth century. It was engraved in Amsterdam, for publication in Blaeu's Atlas Novus, first published in 1654.
51.3 x 40.1cm (1' 8 3/16" x 1' 3 13/16")
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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GALLOVIDIAE Pars Occidentalior, in qua VICECOMITATUS VICTONIENSIS cum Regalitate Glenlucensi [3 of 3]
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