Gough Map

Ordnance Survey map

This Treasure is paired with: Ordnance Survey map (Mapping Britain)

This is the earliest surviving map to show Britain’s outline in a recognizable form, oriented with east at the top. It is also the first to mark routes across Britain and to supply distances between settlements. The names of towns are given in Middle English and Latin, those of London and York written in gold ink. Oxford is linked with red route lines to Abingdon, Reading, London, Bristol and Gloucester.

This Treasure isn’t currently on display in the Weston Library.