Ye Olde Google Mappe: Researchers Make Searchable Online Version of Oldest Surviving Map of Britain

Posted by admin on Aug 5, 2011

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 The 14th century Gough map is one of this country’s most important historical documents – it formed the basis for almost all the maps of Britain for 200 years.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,, also includes a series of scholarly essays discussing the map; latest news about the project and a blog, among others.

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