(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Mapping the realm : A new look at the Gough Map of Britain (c.1360)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LILLEY K.D. (1) ; LLOYD C.D. (1) ; CAMPBELL B.M.S. (1) ;
(1) Queen's University, Belfast, ROYAUME-UNI


The mid-fourteenth century map of Britain known as the ‘Gough’ map is the earliest extant depiction of the island in geographically recognizable form. The availability of a digital scan of the map coupled with the use of Geographical Information System (GIS) software provides the opportunity for a new look at the Gough map and the questions it poses. Attention in this article is directed to the settlement geography it shows, and in particular to the map’s 654 cities, towns, villages, castles and monasteries. Their geographical positions as given on the manuscript are compared with their modern equivalents to shed light on some of the basic questions—the map’s place of origin, the purpose or purposes for which it was made and the circumstances of its production


Article of periodic

published at : Imago mundi / ISSN 1479-7801

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1935)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 61, no1 [pp. 1-30]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes




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