Map treasures of the Bodleian Library
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Map treasures of the Bodleian Library A portfolio of 8 facsimile reproductions, with a memoir by Cornelius Koeman

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Published by Wychwood Editions .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11583156M
ISBN 100951483811
ISBN 109780951483817

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  Rare books, music, manuscripts, ephemera, and maps, many of the treasures photographed and described for this lavish volume are well-loved around the world, from Jane Austen’s manuscript of The Watsons to notebooks created by the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a map of Narnia drawn by C. S. Lewis, and the original manuscript of the renowned children’s work The Wind in the . Bodleian Library Treasures (Paperback) from Bodleian Library Publishing Since its foundation in , the Bodleian Library has acquired manuscripts, printed books, maps, music and ephemera in all languages, from all ages and from all corners of the globe. From this huge c. Lewis drew this map of Narnia, but, unlike Tolkien, left the illustration of his books to a professional artist. Pauline Baynes was introduced to him by Tolkien, and redrew the map for Prince Caspian guided by Lewis’s notes at the bottom and a letter of 8 January ‘My idea was that the map should be more like a medieval map than an Ordnance Survey – mountains and castles drawn.   Literary treasures from around the world feature in the first of a series of postcard collections from Oxford’s Bodleian Library. From the slaying of .

Pirates and poets; suffragettes and explorers - this exhibition celebrates the achievements of women who dared to do the unexpected. Sappho to Suffrage showcases some of the Bodleian's most remarkable and treasured items.   The map collection at the Bodleian Library is one of the world’s largest, containing over a million maps from the early medieval ages to the 21 st century. A new book, Treasures from the Map. Since its foundation in , the Bodleian Library has acquired manuscripts, printed books, maps, music and ephemera in all languages, from all ages and from all corners of the globe. Since its founding, the Bodleian Library has become home to treasures from throughout history and every corner of the globe. From among this remarkable and historically rich collection, David Vaisey has selected nearly one hundred treasures with a particularly fascinating story to tell. Rare books, music, manuscripts, ephemera, and maps, many of the treasures photographed and described for.

St Margaret's Gospel-book: The Favourite Book of an Eleventh-Century Queen of Scots (Treasures from the Bodleian Library) Rushforth, Rebecca ISBN ISBN Bodleian Libraries Gift Guide Gifts for Book Lovers Take a look at our literary-inspired gifts, featuring everything from eye-catching scarves to a Personal Library Kit. Ragged School Clogs to the Cotton Gin: Manchester’s textile treasures. 3 comments on “ Some of the stranger books found in the Bodleian Library ” Liz Yardley on July 17th, - pm. Absolutely fascinating and a truly wonderful discovery in these bleak times of lock downs and modern plagues. Drawing on the Bodleian's unparalleled collection of more than million maps, this exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.