Despite recent claims, the Voynich Manuscript remains one of history’s biggest mysteries.
The British Library’s new exhibition is a star-studded tour of the Anglo-Saxons at their most eloquent.
The landmarks of Victorian London, painted onto a fashionable leather glove.
An aerial view of a hydraulic system that pumped fresh water into the monastic complex.
A map of the Japanese city from the Edo period was one of the earliest produced for general use.
An expedition route map produced by Stuart William Hughes Rawlins.
A map of the Jain universe.
An 18th-century map produced by Anna van Westerstee Beeck marks a pivotal moment in the histories of Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.
A chart drawn on seal skin challenges our ideas of what constitutes a map.