Visitors to Edinburgh this summer have a chance to see a selection of the earliest surviving detailed maps of Scotland.
Timothy Pont's unique hand-drawn maps give us an illuminating glimpse into the Scottish landscape during the Renaissance period. They have become one of Scotland's greatest historical and geographical treasures.
During July and August, a changing group of four of the fragile original maps is on display, along with enlarged prints of others from the collection. All the Pont maps also feature in a slideshow.
Pont created the first comprehensive survey of Scotland, and his work formed the substantial basis of the first Atlas of Scotland.
The Pont manuscript maps display is open daily from 5 July to 29 August. Admission is free.
2 July 2010