Storymaps is a design package which allows us to highlight key parts of the Bodleian map collection. By a use of text and interactive illustrations we can bring to you the stories behind some wonderful maps; including Tudor tapestries, maps of Oxford and Oxfordshire, First World War trench maps, Islamic maps and maps of imaginary lands. Dive into a cartographic adventure.
- Find out more about the range of pre-1800 maps of Oxfordshire
- See the majesty of Tudor tapestry maps of Central England
- See the beautiful art work by Layla Curtis, ‘The Thames’
- View maps of the city of Oxford and a story on a remarkable map about drinking in Victorian Oxford: Drinking and Victorian Oxford
- See some important examples of Islamic maps in the Bodleian
- Maps by J.R.R. Tolkien, Hans Holbein and some leading contemporary artists can be found in a story about imagined lands: Imaginary Lands
- Laxton, a farming community that still uses a medieval open field system of agriculture, is also the focus of a spectacular map from 1635: Laxton, a village in time
- See maps from the First World War: Trench maps
- The earliest single-sheet map of Britain is one of the treasures of the Bodleian Library; learn more about it in this story.