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  The 1654 Johann Blaeu Map of Orkney

1654 Map of OrkneyDating from 1654, the map shown to the right is one of the earliest representations of the Orkney Islands.

Engraved by Johan Blaeu, the map takes its information from an earlier source — a map prepared by Timothy Pont, who lived between c.1564 and c.1614, and visited Orkney in 1592*.   

For an enlargement of the map, select from one of the links below.

Please note: To maintain image quality the enlargement graphics are approximately 100K in size and could take up to one minute to download on a dial-up connection.

To display the enlarged portions of the map properly, your monitor resolution should be set to at least 800x600.

See Also

* - see James Irvine's book Blaeu's Orkneys and Schetland.

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