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Friends present Gough Map to St Annes Library

Posted on: July 24th, 2011 by admin

Following a consultation with Community History Manager Andrew Walmsley, the Friends have obtained, as a gift to the Library, a copy of the Gough Map, plus an accompanying book from the Bodleian Library.

The Gough Map is a map of Great Britain, dating between 1355 and 1366, and is the oldest surviving road map of Great Britain. Its precise date of production and authorship are unknown. It is named after Richard Gough, who donated the map to the Bodleian Library in 1809.

The map has been laminated and endorsed with the text ‘A Gift from Friends of the Library’.