The Sheldon Tapestry

The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Gloucestershire is on display at Oxford’s Bodleian Library until February 23; the Library acquired the 16th-century tapestry at auction last year for more than £100,000. “The wool and silk tapestry … is part of a set of four maps commissioned by Ralph Sheldon for his home at Weston, Warwickshire. … Illustrating the Midlands counties of England, the series features Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. The Bodleian’s new acquisition now rejoins the maps for Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, which were given to the library in 1809.” (Update: OULS announcement.)