"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

29 June 2016


The cartographer Abraham Ortelius lived almost 500 years ago. He is most famous for his atlas, the Theatrum orbis terrarum (1573). The Bodleian Library at Oxford University recently digitized Hertford College’s copy.  Marvel at a stunning use of digital technology.

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