Blaeu map of Leadhills
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.