Charting The Nation
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National Library of Scotland
CARRICTA MERIDIONALIS. The South part of CARRICK.
[Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1654]
Blaeu, Joan (b.1596, d.1673)
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
The map shows south Ayrshire, as far north as the Water of Girvan and the Carrick Forest. Part of the catchment of the Water of Minnoch is also included, but most of the surface area of the map depicts the catchment of the River Stinchar and its tributaries. The estuary of the River Stinchar is prominent, as is Ardstinchar Castle, near Ballantrae. Any exaggeration of individual features is indicative of their significance in the eyes of the compiler. 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 37cm (1' 8 3/16" x 1' 2 9/16")
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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CARRICTA MERIDIONALIS. The South part of CARRICK. [2 of 2]
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