Building our atlas

Digital maps

In collaboration with the Bodleian Map Room and The David Rumsey Collection we are building an EE atlas to provide mapping and geographical data to contextualize the letters and lives in EE.


Digital display

. . . having been accustomed to amuse himself with those Maps which are cut into several Compartments . . . that they may be put together again with an exact Coincidence of all their Angles and Bearings so as to form a perfect Whole.

William Cowper to Rev. William Unwin (7 September 1780)

Seadragon software allows us to provide high resolution images without you having to download multi-megabyte files. The high resolution files are sliced into thousands of squares to build a Deep Zoom image pyramid. These are then displayed using Microsoft's Seadragon software.

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