Meditations on the Historical Production of Spaces

Matthew Paris’s Clickable Map:

An Interactive Claudius Map

Project Manager: John Wyatt Greenlee, PhD


Project Description:

This project presents an annotated copy of Matthew Paris’s c. 1250 map of Britain (BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI), made using Omeka’s Neatline extension.

To learn more about Matthew Paris and his maps, click here.

How to use the map:

You can zoom in and out, and drag the map around the screen. As you scroll over individual locations they will highlight, and a translation will appear in the upper left-hand corner. Clicking on a location or inscription will open a window that gives you both a translation and a transcription, as well as an image from the location. Clicking on the image will take you to a wikipedia page for the location.


If you have trouble with the imbedded map, you can find a larger, non-imbedded version here.



Sources:

Gilson, J.P.. Four Maps of Great Britain Designed by Matthew Paris about A.D. 1250, Reproduced from Three Manuscripts in the British Museum and One at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. London: British Museum, 1928.

Alexander C Lamb, Dundee: Its Quaint and Historic Buildings (Dundee: George Petrie, 1895).

Lewis, Suzanne. The Art of Matthew Paris in the Chronica Majora. Berkley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1987.

 


Claudius map of Britain

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