This is a relatively rare and important map, it being the first of Edinburgh and the Lothians showing the southern shore of the Firth of Forth including Edinburgh. While credited to the Hondius family, this is believed to be the first printed version of any map by the important minister and mapmaker, Timothy Pont. Great deal of detail as to settlements, forrests, and topographical features are shown. French text on verso. This is a second state, with imprint of H Hondius.
1638 Hondius Map of Edinburgh Environs in Scotland
A New Description of the Shyres Lothian and Linlitquo. Be T. Pont.
Map Maker Specifics
Hondius [family], 1638, Amsterdam
14.4 x 21.3 in. plus margins
Very good to good. Strong strike, great hand coloring. Very slight toning. A split in lower middle in margin slightly into image was repaired on verso. Issued centerfold reinforced.