Timothy Pont (about 1565 to 1614) was a pioneering mapmaker who created the first detailed maps of Scotland between 1583 and 1614.
This map of 1596 details most of the drainage basin of the River Clyde, and the headwaters of the rivers Annan and Tweed.
Prominent towns named on the map include Glasgow (top centre) and Lanark (lower centre), both on the right bank of the River Clyde, which forms a useful locational feature snaking through the map.
Pont's maps became the primary source material for Scotland's first atlas, produced by Joan Blaeu (1596 to 1673) at Amsterdam in 1654.
Bought in 1723.
[Library reference: Adv.MS.70.2.9]
This item was on display from March to September 2022.