Medieval Maps–The Gough Map Project

Posted: August 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The IHR tweeted the other day about the Gough Map Project, hosted by King’s College London.  Dated to somewhere around 1370, with subsequent revisions and markings into the 15th century, the map (Bodleian Library MS Gough Gen. Top 16) emphasizes England an “island realm,” as the editors remark. It also focuses especially on England and Wales as a unit, later revisions ignoring Scotland.  Worth viewing, and of especial interest to myself for its visual representation of “national identity,” or at least an “identity of the realm” (“regnal identity”?  I probably didn’t just coin that phrase, but if so I’ll gladly accept it for it!! Heh heh.)

Anyway, worth a look–the digital map page is pretty cool, and searchable too!


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