The book also includes a great many recent examples, including J. The Vinland map is claimed to be a 15th-century mappa mundi with unique information about Norse exploration of North America.All traces of former ownership marks, except for a small part of a bright pink stamp which overlapped the writing on folio 223 of the Speculum, had been removed, perhaps to avoid tax liability for the former owner (although as historian Kirsten Seaver noted many years later, stamps on random book pages indicate institutional, not private ownership).
illiam Howard Pugsley was born in Montreal in 1912. From 1954 to 1981, Professor Pugsley taught in the School of Commerce, Mc Gill University, later the Faculty of Management.
He attended Ashbury College in Ottawa, from which he graduated in 1929. In 1981, he was the producer of Mc Gill's Red and White Revue. he most difficult part of the Pugsley project has been dating the maps.
It was initially treated with suspicion, partly because wormholes in the map and the Relation did not match.
In spring 1958, however, Witten's friend Thomas Marston, a Yale librarian, acquired from London book dealer Irving Davis a dilapidated medieval copy of volume 3 of Vincent of Beauvais's encyclopedic Speculum historiale ("Historical Mirror"), which turned out to be the missing link; the wormholes showing that it had formerly had the map at its beginning and the Relation at its end.
The Bodleian Library is home to one of the world’s largest and oldest collections of maps, with atlases, maps, and books on cartography dating back to the fourteenth century, including many that are among the most rare and historically significant. Debbie Hall takes readers back in time to uncover the fascinating story of each treasure, from a map plotting outbreaks of cholera to a jigsaw map of India from the 1850s and silk escape maps carried by pilots flying missions over occupied Europe during World War II.
Treasures from the Map Room publishes seventy-five extraordinary examples from this collection, housed in the Map Room at the newly renovated Weston Library. With lavish full-color photography and descriptions of each map’s provenance, purpose, and creation, Treasures from the Map Room is a beautiful and informative catalog of this remarkable collection.
The main subject pages are in bold capital letters and the sub-pages are listed underneath the related main page title in smaller, non-bold lettering. It also includes "Bottle Dating Worksheets" (pages 51 to 55) by Rebecca Allen and this author to assist in the systematic dating of an historic bottle based on the information in that dating key as well as other information on the website.
(Recent significant updates, additions and revisions to the site are noted further down the page.) Liquor/Spirits Bottles Wine & Champagne Bottles Beer & Ale Bottles Soda & Mineral Water Bottles Medicinal/Chemical/Druggist Bottles Food Bottles & Canning Jars Household Bottles (non-food related) Miscellaneous & Foreign Bottles Labeled Bottles Illinois Glass Co. In part, this book fulfills this authors long time desire to have a hard copy "field guide" version of this website for use by archaeologists (and others) by having at least the dating portions available in printed form to take to the field.
He spent the next year at the Sorbonne in Paris, and then attended Mc Gill University, graduating with a B. Most of them were originally sold as map plates bound in atlases.
Often the atlases were taken apart and the plates sold separately.
The map describes this region as having been visited by Europeans in the 11th century.