Detail View: Charting The Nation: [An outline map of the Firth of Tay and the coast to Fife-ness]. [1 of 1]

Work Record ID: 
0042410
Shelfmark: 
Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 46)
Holding Institution: 
National Library of Scotland
Title: 
[An outline map of the Firth of Tay and the coast to Fife-ness].
Creator: 
Pont, Timothy (b.1564, d.Circa 1614)
Creator Role: 
Surveyor
Creator: 
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
Creator Role: 
Mapmaker
Date: 
1634-1655
Description: 
A map showing both shore lines of the Firth of Tay, as well as the coastline of St Andrew's Bay as far as Fife Ness. There are small sketch plans of Dundee, Cupar and St Andrews, but only nine other place-names are located in an otherwise blank map. 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.
Work Type: 
Manuscript map/plan
Measurement: 
55.7 x 37cm (1' 9 15/16" x 1' 2 9/16")
Material: 
Paper
Technique: 
Pen and ink
Subject Place: 
Cupar
Subject Place: 
Dundee
Subject Place: 
Fife
Subject Place: 
Firth of Tay
Subject Place: 
Scotland
Subject Place: 
St. Andrews
Reference: 
Taylor, Alexander B., 'Manuscript maps of Pont, the Gordons and Adair in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh',Scottish Geographical Magazine, Nov., 1907, p.589
Rights Statement: 
© 2002 The National Library of Scotland
Repro File Type: 
Cropped Tiff
Repro File Size (bytes): 
65655558
Repro Notes: 
46
Repro Title: 
[An outline map of the Firth of Tay and the coast to Fife-ness]. [1 of 1]
Repro Display Measurement (pixels): 
7072 x 4640
Repro ID Number: 
0042410c.tif
Repro Old ID Number: 
00000668
Repro Capture Date: 
27/06/2000 12:00:00