The Superficial Nature of Maps: Digital Mediation and Cartographic Interpretation

Over the last decade Factum Arte has become a world leader in the digital capture and three-dimensional reproduction of historical maps, including the Gough map, the Hereford ‘Mappa Mundi’, and the Vatican’t ‘Sala Bologna’. Their work is driven by a fascination with recording surface data, and has broken new ground in cartographic restoration and research. In this talk, Factum’s founder, Adam Lowe, and his long-time collaborator, Jerry Brotton, will discuss some of the methods used, and showcase future cartographic projects.