Project Pont Activities
|October 1996||Seminar 1 - 'Extreem Wilderness?'
Held at the National Library of Scotland (The title comes from a quotation on one of the maps.)
|November 1997||Seminar 2 - 'More Questions than Answers?'
Held at the Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh
|May 1998||Field excursion to Loch Tay
|January 1999||Seminar 3 - 'Propagating Pont'
Held at the University of Dundee
|April 2000||Seminar 4 - 'A Pont Miscellany'
Held at New Lanark
|September 2001||Seminar 5 - 'Pont's worlds: Pont's maps and
mapping in a wider context'
Held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Project Pont newsletter
10 issues were produced from March 1997 to December 2001. Copies of most issues are still available, free of charge: contact Maps Collections.
The website includes digital images of all the Pont manuscript maps, which can be seen in detail, as well as commentaries and explanations on various aspects of the maps. Pont website
'The Nation Survey'd
Essays on late sixteenth-century Scotland as depicted by Timothy Pont'
Edited by Ian C Cunningham
Tuckwell Press, in association with the National Library of Scotland, 2001
xviii,172p.154 illus (b/w & col.)
|The Pont Family - the evidence|
|1.||Timothy Pont: three centuries of research, speculation and plagiarism.||Jeffrey Stone|
|2.||The age of Timothy Pont.||Michael Lynch|
|3.||Writing and signs. Pont's writing: form and
An assessment of Pont's settlement signs.
|4.||Pont and place-names.||Simon Taylor and Roy Wentworth|
|5.||Woodland in the maps of Timothy Pont.||Christopher Smout|
|6.||Timothy Pont and Scotland's mountains.||Ian Mitchell|
|7.||Timothy Pont's building drawings.||Charles McKean|
|8.||Timothy Pont's portrayal of towns.||Patricia Dennison|
|9.||Pont in context: chorography, mapmaking and national identity in the late sixteenth century.||Charles Withers|
'Mapping the Realm: Timothy Pont's portrait of
A small travelling exhibition on 10 panels has been on tour since October 2001. Speakers may be available to give a talk on Pont to your organisation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.