Mitchell, Rose & Andrew Janes, ed.: Maps: their untold stories

Mitchell, Rose & Andrew Janes, ed.

Maps: their Untold Stories: Map Treasures from the National Archives, Bloomsbury, London, 2014

A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time – fascinating for what they tell us about the way that our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection of maps, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National Archives at Kew, looks at a variety of maps, from those found in 14th Century manuscripts, through early estate maps, to sea charts, maps used in military campaigns, and maps from treaties. (blurb)

The book is reviewed by Steve Flora. The review also includes notes about other map resources. Here is a speculative article about mediaeval map-making, with some lively comments.


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