John Dee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander McCall Smith and countless other authors have commented on maps and map making, sometimes as essential parts of their tales and sometimes as entertaining asides. In this illustrated lecture curator Paula Williams explores the National Library of Scotland's collections to see how maps have been portrayed in literature. Paula Williams is Curator of Maps, Mountaineering & Polar Collections at the National Library of Scotland. A degree in geography with options in glaciology and cartography, and a background in community libraries are combined in Paula’s perfect job. It allows her to develop her interest in maps, exploration and discovery.

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Liketh, Loveth, Getteth & Useth Maps