"Knapdalia Provincia, que sub Argathelia Censetur / The Province of Knapdail which is Accounted a Member of Argyll", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Western Scotland
Period: 1654 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
21 x 16.6 inches
53.3 x 42.2 cm
This finely engraved map depicts Knapdale, a rural district of Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands, just west of Loch Fyne. The map, based on the work of Timothy Pont, famous surveyor of Scotland in the late sixteenth century, includes great detail of the rivers, cities, villages and castles. An elaborate title cartouche decorates the map, illustrated with putti, sea monsters and mer-people. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5881:2.
Attractive color and wide margins with light offsetting and some show-through of text on verso.