A new British Library collaboration called the Virtual Mappa project is well under way, using digital images of a selection of medieval world maps – mappaemundi – and some excellent new annotation software (more on that at a later date).
High-resolution images of these maps will be available online for public use, with transcribed and translated text, notes, links to outside resources and other tools for understanding these marvellous mappaemundi. I’m the BL intern charged with annotating the maps and organising all this extra data.
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