Charting The Nation
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Adv.MS.70.2.10 (Gordon 25 )
National Library of Scotland
Aberdeen, Banf, Murrey &c. to Invernes. Fra the north water to Ross.
Gordon, Robert (b.1580, d.1661)
A small scale map covering northeast Scotland from Brechin to the Moray Firth coast and extending west across Scotland to the head of Loch Linnhe, Loch Arkaig and Loch Quoich. The map appears to be an unfinished draft originally intended as a final draft, perhaps for an engraver, judging by the embellishments. There is a hint in the lower left corner of the map where work is crossed out, that it may have been found wanting in some respect and hence abandoned. The map was compiled by Robert Gordon of Straloch (1580-1661), in 1640. The main source of the compilation is likely to be the observations of Timothy Pont, in the last two decades of the sixteenth century.
67.5 x 52.2cm (2' 2 9/16" x 1' 8 9/16")
Pen and ink
Taylor, Alexander B., 'Manuscript maps of Pont, the Gordons and Adair in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh',Scottish Geographical Magazine, November 1907, p.586.
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Aberdeen, Banf, Murrey &c. to Invernes. Fra the north water to Ross. [2 of 2]
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