General Gordon’s map

reblogged from The Bodleian’s Map Room Blog [16 July]

An unexpected phone call through to the Map Department recently proved to be the start of a little adventure that had a wonderful outcome….

… the original map of General Gordon’s journey from Suakim to Khartoum, 1874, a donation now at (MS) E4:1 (19).

Read the story of how this map came into the Bodleian collections here.

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