Blaeu map of Leadhills

Year: 1654

Blaeu’s map of Leadhills from 1654.

This map greatly improved accuracy from Timothy Pont’s map of the area. Blaeu was a Dutch cartographer born in Alkmaar. This map was produced in Amsterdam, thus many place names have taken on a rather Dutch interpretation in terms of spelling.

Leadhills is incorrectly spelled as Leadmills on the map.

Map courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

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