C1654

Knapdalia Provincia que sub Argathelia censetur. The Province of Knapdail which is accounted a member of Argyll.

Mapmaker:

Timothy Pont (1560 - 1614?)

Scarce map of present day Knapdale which forms the rural district of Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands, by the most important mapmaker in the Golden Era of Dutch map making, Willem Janzoon Blaeu based on Timothy Pont (1659-1614?) The names … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Knapdalia Provincia que sub Argathelia censetur. The Province of Knapdail which is accounted a member of Argyll.

Date:

C1654

Mapmaker:

Timothy Pont (1560 - 1614?)

Engraver:

Willem Janzoon Blaeu 
(1571 – 
1638)

Condition:

Small repaired tear at lower right margin otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

530mm 
x 420mm

Paper Size: 

587mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Knapdalia Provincia que sub Argathelia censetur. The Province of Knapdail which is accounted a member of Argyll. - Antique Map from 1654

Genuine antique
dated:

1654

Description:

Scarce map of present day Knapdale which forms the rural district of Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands, by the most important mapmaker in the Golden Era of Dutch map making, Willem Janzoon Blaeu based on Timothy Pont (1659-1614?) The names of Glasgow, Paisley and Renfrew are shown.

From Blaeu, Novus Atlas, Vol. IV.Dutch text on verso.

Collections:
National Library of Scotland: EMW.X.015

Mapmaker:

Willem Janzoon Blaeu  (1571-1638)

One of the most influential mapmakers of the Golden Age of mapmaking.

Blaeu
was born at Uitgeest or Alkmaar, the son of a herring salesman and
destined to succeed his father in the trade, but his interests lay more
in Mathematics and Astronomy. Between 1594 and 1596 he was a student of
the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and qualified as an instrument and
globe maker. In 1600 he discovered the second ever variable star now
known as P Cygni. On his return to the Netherlands, he made
published his own maps and world globes. He ran his own printing works
which allowed him to continually update his own atlases rsuch as his, Atlas Novus published in 1635.

In 1633 he was appointed map-maker for the VOC .

He died in Amsterdam in 1638 and his business was continued by his two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu.

Timothy Pont (c. 1560–c.1627)
Pont was a Scottish minister, cartographer and topographer. He was the first to produce a detailed map of Scotland. Pont’s maps are among the earliest surviving to show a European country in minute detail, from an actual survey

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