How the index helps us to understand, categorise and engage with the world.
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.
The War Office’s map of cultural treasures in Rome, 1942.