[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Friends of the Bodleian Library lunchtime lecture – June 14

Posted on 18 May 2011 by Nick Millea 

Elizabeth Solopova will be speaking on the Gough Map on 14 June 2011 "A masterpiece of evolution: newly discovered evidence for the making of the Gough Map of Great Britain" Tuesday 14 June 2011 at 1pm Convocation House, Bodleian Library, Oxford One of the greatest treasures in the Bodleian Libraries, the medieval Gough Map of Great Britain is the earliest extant depiction of the island in a geographically recognizable form, and its cartographic accuracy, exceptional for its age, continues to puzzle scholars. Elizabeth Solopova has recently completed a new study of this enigmatic manuscript. In this talk she will examine the map as a repository of geographical knowledge, political aspirations and traditions of literacy from across several centuries of English history. Admission to lecture free. All welcome. Wine and sandwiches will be served in Chancellor's Court after the lecture at a cost of £7 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with the Administrator. RSVP: The Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG. Tel: 01865 277234; email: fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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