[ISHMap-List] 'Mapping the maps' Blog about Burmese maps on cloth
aemt2 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 18 15:31:57 CEST 2017
Cambridge University Library Map Department has three spectacular, and
very large, maps of parts of Burma painted on cloth by Burmese artists
some time around 1860.
These have been digitised and are available for viewing on the Library's
Digital Library at:
where, needless to say, it is much easier to see the detail than with
the real things!
The 'rediscovery' of these maps a few years ago has prompted a flurry of
We are very grateful to Natasha Pairaudeau of Cambridge University
(http://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/Natasha_Pairaudeau.htm) for writing
a wide ranging, informative and fascinating blog about her research
which has traced some of the connections that have been uncovered -
from Burma through Cambridge to Toronto and beyond.
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