Okay, so it’s a long time since any of De Scudery’s works were in copyright, but the librarian in me has never been happy about displaying this image of the Carte de Tendre* even though it’s widely available on the net. Who does an image like this belong to, after all? This week, however, I discovered it’s been uploaded to Wikipedia Commons with a note that it’s in the public domain, and so I’ve given in and here it is for all to see. I’ll be adding it on other pages too, when I get round to the makeover of debutnovelist which after two years is definitely on the cards. So stand by for lots of new links and some general reorganisation. Meanwhile the blog will still be here. At just a year old, it’s only a baby!
I’m hoping the new version will also have direct links to content on Encyclopedia Britannica, which thanks to Phil Bradley I’ve discovered is now available free to ‘regular writers’ on the net. I have filled in my application, so here’s hoping.
*(In case you have forgotten, the Carte plays a starring role in New History which also uses places on the map as chapter headings.)