[ISHMap-List] 'Mapping the maps' Blog about Burmese maps on cloth

Anne Taylor aemt2 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 18 15:31:57 CEST 2017

Dear colleagues

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 
research activity.

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.

See https://specialcollections.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=14308

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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