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The Gough Map: The Earliest Road Map of Great Britain? (Treasures from the Bodleian Library) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2007

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: The Bodleian Library (1 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851240225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851240227
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.8 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nick Millea is Map Librarian at the Bodleian Library

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Grame Fletcher on 12 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Popular monographs always tend to disappoint enthusiasts. For us, my wife and I, there were problems with the quality, detail and size of the reproductions of the map itself. There was no actual size reproduction of the full map, which is a shame.

The accompanying text was ok as far as it went, but it did not really go far enough. We'd have liked a lot more contextual commentary, not only about what the map had chosen to reprresent, but also about what was omitted and why.

It's better than nothing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jocko on 25 Jan. 2015
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This attractive and well-written book can hardly fail to disappoint its readers.

The Gough map is more than "the earliest road map of Great Britain". It is a cartographic equivalent to the Antikythera Mechanism - something that should not really exist, given the conventional understanding of Medieval science and culture. Until recent years there was little formal academic interest in cartographic history - earlier work was largely done by independent scholars, dealers and enthusiasts. Even in modern academia, maps are generally studied to prove points - to illuminate the processes of government or the development of agriculture and commerce. The map as a map is too often ignored.

This is the reason Millea's book is inevitably unsatisfactory. It is certainly very attractively produced, as it should be, given the size and price. Elegant design has greatly added to its length and - as other readers note - the illustrations of the map and the pull out reproduction are too small to be of real use. Many illustrations are the size of large postage stamps and purely decorative in intention. The text is excellent, so far as it goes. But - to quote the author - ("co-author" might be franker) - "this book is very much a reworking of E.J.S. Parson's [1958 study of the map], from which much of the original text has been retained". "Much" being easily half the present title. In fact the actual text is only 52 pages long - including numerous single and double page illustrations of medieval manuscripts and other, sometimes unrelated, maps. The latter are mostly familiar to anyone interested in early English cartography and are obviously inserted to inflate the length.

So - this is a 60-year old scholarly paper rejigged as a modern book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR ROBERT COLLIER on 9 May 2013
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The information contained in the book is very good it also gives details of other ancient maps however I was very disappointed at the size of the pullout map contained in the book in my opinion it needs to be at least twive the size if not bigger it is very difficult to read the place names stc , if this is the best the bodlian library can offer I think the price should be significantly lower .
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By John Orchard on 12 April 2013
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This book is a very short journey through some detailed academic research. Millea has expalined in easily understood terms about the arguments surrounding the origins and purpose of the Gough Map and has provided an excellent grounding on the various works produced discussing the medieval road network in Great Britain.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Baird on 1 July 2011
Format: Hardcover
An excellent book for anyone who saw the TV series or who is interested in English history for that period
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