About Oculi Mundi
A Digital Heritage Destination
Oculi Mundi is a digital heritage destination: the home of The Sunderland Collection of world maps, celestial maps, atlases, globes and books of knowledge.
The Collection was built out of a personal passion for travel, history, and the imagination. We seek to make it as accessible as possible — for study or for pure joy.
Oculi Mundi takes a fresh, innovative approach to presenting antique material online. We have tried to exploit the full potential of the digital environment and the best of current technology. As tech evolves, so will we!
Take a look around the key features of Oculi Mundi here.
The Eyes of the World
Oculi Mundi means the Eyes of the World. We welcome fellow travellers and curious minds, exploring how different views of the world were made, and why; learning about the people behind the maps, and how they remain relevant today; and digging into the techniques that were used to create these wonderful objects.
It is a platform to explore high-resolution images of these beautiful objects, to peek inside the books, and to discover information and stories.
We will be rolling out more features, many more stories, exhibitions, and programming — so feel free to visit often, and to send us your suggestions.
We are the Eyes of the World — what will you discover?
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