[ISHMap-List] New additions to Cambridge Digital Library - Speed and Waterloo

Anne Taylor aemt2 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 9 11:29:17 CEST 2015

Dear colleagues

Cambridge University Library is pleased to announced that images from 
its proof copy of John Speed's "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine" 
(one of only 5 known copies) have been placed in Cambridge University 
Library's Digital Library, where much enhanced viewing is possible. See 
http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PR-ATLAS-00002-00061-00001/1 (in the next 
release, the contents list will be rearranged into a slightly more 
helpful order!)

Some maps are slight different to the published version, and of 
particular note is the map of Cheshire which was completely re-engraved 
before publication.

Also new in the Digital Library are some images of items relating to the 
Battle of Waterloo in 1815, including maps and plans issued to accompany 
William Siborne’s standard work on Waterloo, "History of the war in 
France and Belgium, in 1815" on which, if you get the light to shine the 
right way, the relief is really accentuated. 

Anne Taylor
Head of Map Department, Cambridge University Library, West Road, 
Cambridge CB3 9DR
Tel: 01223-333041.   Fax: 01223-333160.   email: aemt2 at cam.ac.uk

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