Charting The Nation
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GALLOVIDIAE Pars Media, quae Deam et Cream fluvios interjacet.
[Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1654]
Blaeu, Joan (b.1596, d.1673)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
The map covers most of Kirkcudbright except for the part to the east of the watershed of the River Dee, thus excluding Dalbeattie and parts of the Stewartry on the west bank of the Nith. The map is oriented with west at the top. The drainage pattern to the west of the River Dee is shown in great detail, although the engraver began to depict the River Dee on an erroneous course, north of Loch Stroan, an error which he did not correct. 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.
52.8 x 41.1cm (1' 8 13/16" x 1' 4 3/16")
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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