The oldest surviving map of the British Isles has been digitally captured and turned into a Google Maps-style online resource. The 14th century Gough map is one of this country’s most important historical documents – it formed the basis for almost all the maps of Britain for 200 years.
And with its green rivers, red-roofed cathedrals, and extraordinary detail, it is surely one of the most aesthetically pleasing. The website, www.goughmap.org, also includes a series of scholarly essays discussing the map; latest news about the project and a blog, among others.
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