"Lidalia vel Lidisdalia Regio, Lidisdail. Auct. Timotheo Pont", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1654 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Black & White
20.5 x 16.3 inches
52.1 x 41.4 cm
This beautifully engraved map covers the Liddell River valley on the border of Scotland and England. The map, based on the work of Timothy Pont who conducted an important survey of Scotland in the late sixteenth century, includes great detail of the roads, cities, villages and castles including Hermitage Castle, known as the 'the guardhouse of the bloodiest valley in Britain' and the 'Strength of Liddesdale'. The Scots' Dike is prominently shown (here labeled March Dyik). This important earthwork was constructed by the English and the Scots in the year 1552 to mark the division of the Debatable Lands and thereby settle the exact boundary between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England. Dutch text on verso.
Nice example with a fine impression. There are some light spots in blank margin and archival tape repairs on verso of marginal fold separations top and bottom.