Cartography - Archive of Exhibitions Which Closed in 2005

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November 30, 2004 - January 15, 2005 - Essen, Germany
Tabulae Mundi. Frühe historische Kartentafeln bis zum Beginn der Neuzeit. Mediaeval imaginations of the world in 35 maps at Stadtbücherei Essen, Zentralbibliothek (Gildehof), Hollestr. 3. Tuesday - Friday 10-19 h, Saturday 10-14 h.

October 13, 2004 - January 16, 2005 - Paris
La Mer, terreur et fascination at Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Site François-Mitterrand. The exhibit will present the sea element through a scientific, artistic and imaginary approach. Exhibition materials include manuscripts, illuminations, engravings, maps, literary and scientific texts, paintings, musical works, audiovisual workstations and films. The time span ranges from the 13th century to present-day materials. The exhibit moves to Brest, May 3 - July 13, 2005.

September 17, 2004 - January 23, 2005 - Miami
Haitian Maps & Prints - An exhibition from the collection of Edouard Duval-Carrié at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street. It is organized in collaboration with the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance.

November 13, 2004 - January 31, 2005 - Edinburgh
A small exhibition featuring the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland with additional related material will be at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, as part of an exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of its publication. Original hand-drawn maps and draft descriptions can be compared to their final printed form, and the impact of the Atlas on the shape of Scotland can be seen. A slideshow illustrates the turbulent and interesting history behind the Atlas, and its varied and detailed contents. The exhibition runs alongside The Private Lives of Books exhibition, which focuses on books and their owners. This also features cartographic material, including an Ortelius Theatrum presented to William Camden, and a 1917 trench map belonging to a Black Watch soldier killed in action at Ypres.

November 20, 2004 - January 30, 2005 - Antwerp
Highlights from Abbey Libraries in the province of Antwerp - Een Zee van Toegelaten Lust. Exhibition of the most beautiful works of the abbey's libraries with books of Erasmus and Machiavelli, but also with atlases of Blaeu and Ortelius. A fine display of incubables, fauna and flora books and many others. Queen Fabiola Hall, Jezusstraat 28. Open from Tuesday till Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00. Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January. Tel: +32 3 203 95 85.

October 28, 2004 - February 13, 2005 - Washington
Mapping with Paper and Pixel - Explore the richness and diversity of modern mapping through interactive stations featuring Mt. Everest, Hawaii, and Washington, DC. Learn about different ways to study and map the Earth, and view a 9-foot diameter globe with state-of-the-art satellite imagery. Elements throughout the exhibit celebrate National Geographic's long history of cartographic innovation and leadership, including examples from the new National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition, which will be released on October 14, 2004. National Geographic Society Museum at Explorer's Hall, is located at 17th Street and M Street, N.W. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on December 25. Admission is free. For information on the exhibit, the public should call (202) 857-7588.

Until February 26, 2005 - Montrose, Angus, Scotland
Mapping the Realm, Timothy Pont's portrait of Renaissance Scotland is on display at Montrose Museum.

November 1, 2004 - February 28, 2005 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lots & Lots: Early Maps of Boston and Cambridge, 1771-1868, at the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Pusey Library. This exhibit features large-scale lot plans revealing the buildings, streets, and landowners names of the 18th and 19th century. Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm. Further information may be requested by calling 617.495.2417 or by email

January 13, 2005 - March 9, 2005 - Erfurt, Germany
AllerLandKarten - Die Sammlung Perthes Gotha. In 2003 the Free state of Thuringia acquired the most important collections of the publishing house Perthes: 185,000 maps, 120,000 volumes and the archives. This exhibition shows a cross section of the materials, now open to the public, managed by the University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha. The exhibition is opened everyday 8h to 17h. Thüringer Landtag, Jürgen Fuchs Str. 1, 99096 Erfurt.

February 17, 2005 - March 31, 2005 - Quezon City, Philippines
Putting the Philippines on the Map: The Belgian Contribution, exhibit of antique maps from the Juana Madriaga Garcia-Natividad Galang Fajardo Collection on the occasion of 175 years of Belgian Independence, curated with a brochure by Leovino Ma. Garcia; Pardo de Tavera Room, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Loyola Hts., Q.C.

March 20, 2005 - April 12, 2005 - Buckingham, England
Courtiers and Cannibals, Amazons and Angels: an Exhibition of the Art of Printed Frontispieces and Titlepages from 1520 to the 1870s - A display of over 200 exhibits plus accompanying maps and portraits, guest-curated by Rodney Shirley. Some items for sale. Open 10.00 to 16.00 at the Examination Rooms, Chandos Road, University of Buckingham. Admission free. For info contact Heli Aslett +44 (0)7974 227582.

February 11, 2005 - April 17, 2005 - Reno, Nevada
Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to Lewis and Clark, The Quivira Collection includes maps, illustrations and books spanning the period 1544 to 1802 and covering Spanish, French, English and Russian exploration. The exhibition is organized by the Sonoma County Museum from the private collection of Henry and Holly Wendt. While it never existed, Quivira appeared on early maps and produced the modern-day name of Wendt's Quivira Estate Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, Calif. At the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street.

March 11, 2005 - April 22, 2005 - Leuven, Belgium
Monumenta Cartographica, an exhibition in the University Library K.U.Leuven. This exhibition focuses on cosmography from Roman times until the middle of the sixteenth century. We show 37 facsimiles of unique cartographic material such as the Carta del Cantino, the Castiglioni world map and the printed maps of the world and of Europe by Martin Waldseemüller. Most of the reproductions show 'Tabulae modernae' from the Ptolemaeus-codex by Henricus Martellus, kept by the National Library in Florence. The facsimiles of early maps are accompanied by 23 original cosmographical sources from the collections of the University Library. We show maps and views in two different Breydenbach-editions and two different editions of Schedel's world chronicle, along with early printed editions of Pomponius Mela, Joannes de Sacrobosco, Claudius Ptolemaeus and others. The exhibition ends chronologically with Gemma Frisius, a prominent academic figure in early sixteenth century Leuven, who was the first to describe how to use trigonometry for topographical surveys. He was also the tutor of Gerard Mercator, who doesn't need any introduction. Admission is free. There is a brief catalogue in Dutch (35 p.) available for 5 euro. The German catalogue of the original exhibition in Essen (December 2004-January 2005), with full colour reproductions of all maps, can be ordered for 10 euro. You can order these publications from Joost Depuydt, University Library K.U.Leuven, Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, B-3000 Leuven, (België); tel. +32 16 32 46 08, fax +32 16 32 46 16.

October 15, 2004 - April 24, 2005 - Halle, Germany
Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte (State Museum of Prehistory), Der geschmiedete Himmel. The focus of attention in this exhibition is on a 3600 years old celestial chart (bronze and gold) that was found in Nebra in 1999. The Sky Disc of Nebra is one of the most important archaeological finds of the last century. The bronze disc with gold appliques shows the oldest concrete representation of the cosmos to date worldwide and is thus a key find not only for archaeology but also for astronomy and the history of religion. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9am-7pm. Closed Monday.

February 22, 2005 - April 30, 2005 - London
The History of Hungary in Maps - Situated in the heart of Europe, the Carpathian basin differs from other European regions in its geographical uniformity and in its enclosed nature. This unique landscape is no artificial geographical construct but was born of the tumultuous interplay of natural forces, an undeniable fact of nature. The structure of the land, its natural undulations, climate, the river systems, the flora - all these played a role in the emergence of this landscape. But above all, and in conjunction with them, the activity of humans, by creating artificial landscapes and cultural artefacts, moulded all this into a perfect unity, the like of which can hardly be found elsewhere. At the same time this region - precisely because of its geographical situation - became from time to time a political battlefield, where Western, Eastern and Southern powers would frequently clash. These 'meetings' sometimes brought about changed borders. The mapping of the Carpathian basin began almost fifteen hundred years before the dawn of Hungarian cartography. Nonetheless, cartography has a longer history in Hungary than in many parts of the world, the oldest map known so far being Lázár's famous work of 1528.
The selection of maps on show takes visitors on an unusual journey through time, bringing them closer to five hundred years of Hungarian history. The exhibition can be viewed only by appointment in the Hungarian Cultural Centre, 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. For an appointment, please call 020 7240 6162.

February 2, 2005 - May 1, 2005 - West Palm Beach, Florida
Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819, a blockbuster exhibition featuring masterpieces from the collections of the Patrimonio Nacional of Spain will be on view at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Avenue. The exhibition features one hundred thirty-three objects, many leaving Spain for the first time, including masterworks by such artists as Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, among others. On display are early maps including the earliest surviving map (dated 1500) of the New World. Also included are sculptures, such as Bernini's Crucifix, decorative arts, suits of armor, tapestries, scientific instruments used by the early explorers, and first-edition books, including a rare 1494 account of Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas. Open Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

February 12, 2005 - May 15, 2005 - London
You are here - the design of information at Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 (a few hundred metres east of Tower Bridge, south side of the Thames). The exhibit includes representative examples of cartographic information and design, in different formats, from the 13th (the Hereford mappamundi) to the 20th centuries.

February 2005 - May 30, 2005 - Arlington, Texas
A new exhibit in the University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library, Medieval Perspective, provides a chance to view the world as it was seen in the 16th century. The UTA Libraries Special Collections Division recently opened its spring exhibit, a collection of maps documenting the European Age of Exploration. The exhibit, which is on the sixth floor of the Central Library, features replicas spanning nearly five centuries of mapmaking and includes the division's first use of interactive computer technology in a public display.

January 28, 2005 - May 31, 2005 - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Mapping New Worlds: The Cartography of European Exploration and Colonization, 1450-1750 at the Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Miriam Coffin Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Avenue. The exhibition is open 9:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday, and 1:00 to 5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed March 5-6 and 12-13. Additional information from Eric L. Pumroy, Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library; Tel: 610-526-5272, Fax: 610-526-7480.

September 16, 2004 - May 2005 - Spain, France, Andorra
The Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya and Comunitat de Treball dels Pirineus announces a traveling exhibition Evolució històrica de la cartografia dels Pirineus [Historical evolution of the cartography of the Pyrennees]. The exhibit, in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, French, and Basque; has over fifty 14th-19th century maps.

16-20 September 2004: LA SEU D'URGELL at Biblioteca municipal
17 October- 1 November 2004: JACA at Congress Palace
8-24 November 2004: PAMPLONA at Caja de Navarra Cultural Center
13 December 2004 - 5 January 2005: BILBAO at Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro
7-19 January 2005: BORDEAUX at Conseil Régional d'Aquitanie
14-28 February 2005: TOULOUSE at Conseil Régional de Midi-Pyrénées
March 2005: MONTPELLIER at Conseil Régional Languedoc-Roussillon
5-20 May 2005: ANDORRA LA VELLA at Govern D'andorra, Edifici Administratiu - planta baixa - Sala 2, Carrer Prat de la Creu, 62-64.

Additional information from Carme Montaner, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, Cap de la Unitat de la Cartoteca de Catalunya, Parc de Montjuïc 08038 Barcelona; telephone 93 567 15 00.

February 19, 2005 - June 5, 2005 - Austin, Texas
Drawn from Experience: Landmark Maps of Texas traces the evolution of the shape of Texas through 500 years of mapmaking, from the sixteenth century to the present day. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

February 25, 2005 - June 5, 2005 - Miami
Visions of the Caribbean, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street; features maps, prints, and photographs from the Museum's collections.

October 2, 2004 - June 30, 2005 - Portland, Maine
Treasures III: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine.

March 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Early USGS Topographic Maps, 1882-1892. This exhibit will be guest curated by Arthur Krim and will highlight the early efforts of the U.S. Geological Survey to map various regions of the United States. Harvard University Map Collection, Pusey Library, M-F 9am - 5 pm. Call 617.495.2417 for further information.

June 4, 2005 - July 10, 2005 - Sheffield, Massachusetts
Mapping Our Way into the Future - Explore the region's boundaries of time and place from the 18th Century through the 20th Century at the Sheffield Historical Society, 159-161 Main Street.

May 3, 2005 - July 13, 2005 - Brest
La Mer, terreur et fascination at le Quartz de Brest. The exhibit will present the sea elements through a scientific, artistic and imaginary approach. Exhibition materials include manuscripts, illuminations, engravings, maps, literary and scientific texts, paintings, musical works, audiovisual workstations and films. The time span ranges from the 13th century to present-day materials.

May 18, 2005 - July 15, 2005 - Essen, Germany
The University Library Duisburg-Essen presents an exhibition Die Welt des Mittelalters - Untersuchungen zur Geometrie und Genese alter Karten [The world of the Middle Ages - research of geometry and genesis of old maps]. Old maps contain a large amount of information about technological knowledge in former times. For instance, selected 14th-16th century Portolan charts are used as a means of presenting supplemental information about the results of cartographic testing done in a University Duisburg-Essen laboratory.

February 24, 2005 - July 31, 2005 - Philadelphia
The latest installment in the Rosenbach Museum & Library's growing line of eclectic exhibitions asks visitors to question how the real world is imagined, documented and often distorted through maps. Using examples from the Rosenbach's collection--which spans over 300 years of cartography--the exhibition considers the carefully crafted and sometimes conflicting stories that maps tell through the information they include and exclude. Emphasizing the narrative quality of maps, from the personal history revealed in George Washington's survey book to tales of global conflict depicted in a 1635 Belgian map of North America, You Are Here: Maps and the Invention of Place invites inquisitive museum-goers to uncover the creative imagination and political contexts that have shaped maps throughout history. The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancy Place, is open from 10am to 5pm every day but Mondays and holidays and 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays. Additional information from Lee Smith, 215-732-1600 x123.

May 19, 2005 - August 31, 2005 - Taipei
The World and its Warp and Woof at the National Palace Museum. A special exhibition of antique maps donated by Prof. Johannes Hajime Iizuka, featuring 33 maps donated by him and dating from the 17th century.

February 23, 2005 - September 6, 2005 - San Diego, California
When California Was an Island. Now for the first time in San Diego, the Maritime Museum, 1492 North Harbor Drive, is putting on a stunning exhibition of beautifully illuminated period maps and nautical charts which document the jumpy evolution of California's geographic image in the western world view. The exhibition will include a number of important and rare maps, atlases and travel books; including private holdings from the collections of Barry Ruderman, Richard Cloward, and the Michael & Karen Stone Map Foundation. When California was an Island dramatically illustrates early seafarer's mistaken notion that California was an island lying just a few hundred miles off the coast of Asia. A notion which stubbornly persisted well after European settlements appeared in California. The museum is open 9:00am-8:00pm everyday. Telephone 619-234-9153.

To September 2005 - Washington
The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), commemorates the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) with an exhibition titled The Earth as Art. ERTS was the first satellite launched by the United States whose specific purpose was to record imagery of the earth's surface. The exhibit features 30" x 30" high-resolution prints of images from LANDSAT 7, the current successor to the original ERTS platform. Each of the 41 images has been selected for its artistic appeal rather than for its scientific significance. Some of the landmarks featured in The Earth as Art are the Ganges River Delta, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the irrigated farms of Garden City, Kan., and the Everglades. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the corridor outside the Geography and Map Reading Room on the B level of the Madison Building. Contact: 202/707-8542.

May 13, 2005 - September 15, 2005 - Providence, Rhode Island
Imagining America / Imaging America at the John Carter Brown Library, corner of George and Brown Streets. This exhibition of books, maps, and prints showcases an eclectic sampling of the many kinds of images that can be found on the JCB's Archive of Early American Images online database: the various depictions of Columbus's landfall in the New World; the discovery of an animal unknown in Europe, the armadillo; and different illustrations of Mexico City, the largest city in the Americas during the colonial period.

May 18, 2005 - September 18, 2005 - Taipei
Taiwan in Maps is one of the largest exhibitions to be hosted by the National Taiwan Museum in recent years, and the extensive and fascinating displays are located in exhibition halls on all three floors of the museum. Jointly organized by the Council for Cultural Affairs and the museum, the exhibition features dozens of original maps and an equal number of reproductions and copies, along with photographs and other artifacts related to cartography in Taiwan. While those with a whim for cartography and/or Taiwan history will have already seen some of the better-known maps on display and in various publications, there are still plenty of maps in the exhibition that will stoke the interests of anyone with an eye for geography or history. National Taiwan Museum, 2 Sheng-Yang Rd.

April 20, 2005 - September 24, 2005 - Washington To celebrate the donation of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, the Library of Congress presents an exhibition, The Cultures and History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress, featuring fifty highlights from the more than 4,000 rare books, maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts.

October 8, 2004 - September 25, 2005 - Aarhus, Denmark
Fra Land Til Kort - en udstilling om landmåling og korttegning [From land to map - an exhibition on surveying and mapmaking] is an exhibition of maps and globes at the Steno Museum for the History of Science and Medicine, C.F. Møllers Alle, Bldg. 100, The University Park. The exhibit tells the history of cartography with focus on Danish history and the way Denmark was surveyed especially the survey from 1762 to1842 done by Academy of Science. The exhibition tells the history of the people, instruments and ideas behind transforming the landscape to maps. The introduction is to the importance of maps and for what maps are used. Modern processes are described in the last part of the exhibition. In conjunction to the exhibition, material was produced for educational use in lower classes, middle classes and high school. Open Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 4 pm, closed Monday.

May 5, 2005 - September 30, 2005 - Savannah
Contemporary Focus on Maps: Paper Worlds and Canvas Empires at 2nd Floor Focus Gallery, Newton Center for British-American Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (2 doors north of the Savannah Visitors Center). Open to the public free of charge Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm.. This small focus show features interpretative works by Savannah College of Art and Design faculty, students, and alumni selected through a campus competition. For further information contact Maureen Burke, Ph.D., Exec. Museum Director, Newton Center Museum; call (912) 525-7191.

June 23, 2005 - October 9, 2005 - Gotha
Der Erde ein Gesicht geben. Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen und die Anfänge der modernen Geographie [Giving a face to the globe. Petermanns "Geographische Mitteilungen" and the beginnings of modern geography]. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Petermanns "Geographische Mitteilungen" and its notable contribution towards the development of modern geography and cartography, the above exhibition will be on display this summer in Germany. The exhibition, which aims at scholars and the interested public as well, mainly draws on the Perthes Collections, the most complete publishers' archives, map collections and geographical library for the 19th and early 20th centuries next to the collections of the Royal Geographical Society. Selected from this wealth on display will be milestone articles and maps both in draft and printed versions as well as extracts of correspondence highlighting a selection of personalities and themes to be associated with the innovative approach of that journal between its foundation and World War II. The exhibition is hosted by the Research Library of Erfurt University which is housed in Schloss Friedenstein (Palace Friedenstein) overlooking the small town of Gotha as well as the premises where within the publishing company Justus Perthes' Geographische Anstalt the famous journal was founded in 1855. It will be open daily 10:00 - 17:00 hours. The admission is free of charge and a full colour catalogue in German language will be on sale at the exhibition.

February 4, 2005 - October 9, 2005 - Tervuren, Belgium
Memory of Congo - The Colonial Era - This exhibition, at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, will cover historical, political, and economic aspects of the controversial and eventful past of Congo, from kingdoms before the arrival of the Belgians over the Leopold I regime to the decolonization period. Several maps of the museum's vast Africa map collection will be on display.

July 8, 2005 - October 16, 2005 - Edinburgh
Scotland's Secret War at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. With the 60th anniversary of the end of World War 2, the National Library's summer exhibition takes the theme of secret contributions to the war effort, by Scots or in Scotland. Several displays are accompanied by maps, and a section of the exhibition illustrates the contribution of John Bartholomew & Son Ltd, who provided mapping for the early 'silk' escape maps, and carried out printing for the War Office throughout the war.

October 14-24, 2005 - Pitlochry, Scotland
Historic maps of Perthshire at Blair Castle. An exhibition of maps and plans from Blair Castle Archives. Reproductions of selected maps for sale. Opening hours 9.30-4.30. Blair Castle has some splendid estate plans, for example by James Stobie, as well as printed and embroidered 'sampler' maps.

September 27, 2005 - late October, 2005 - Princeton
The New Jersey State Archives purchased eleven lots of unique or extremely rare New Jersey colonial manuscripts, maps, and imprints from the Jay T. Snider Collection of Historical Americana, auctioned at Christie's in New York City on 21 June 2005. Dating mainly from the 17th century proprietary period, the collection features several items owned by East Jersey Governor Robert Barclay (governed 1682-90) and kept by his descendants for more than three centuries. Proprietors & Adventurers: A Rediscovery of Colonial New Jersey offers visitors a first-ever view of reproductions of these rare documentary treasures. Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street, (609) 924-8144. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m; Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon - 4 p.m.

July 9, 2005 - November 13, 2005 - Gent, Belgium
Blueprint for Belgium - The architects of our national boundaries at Sint-Pietersabdij. The exhibit presents the story of Belgium's frontiers up to 1830.

April 5, 2005 - late November, 2005 - Pannonhalma, Hungary
Sacred Places on Maps exhibition focuses on the mapping of sacred places and spaces. Maps, globes and illustrated books of the collections of the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary and the Benedictine Abbey Schottenstift, Vienna, Austria will be on display in the new exhibition space at Pannonhalma, a Cultural World Heritage site. The extended illustrated exhibition catalogue, edited by the curator, Zsolt Török contains introductory and exploratory essays written by Catherine Delano-Smith, Paul Harvey, Ron Hassner, Alessandro Scafi and Zsolt Török. The visit of the special exhibition is in the program of the 21st International Conference on the History of Cartography's Blue Danube post conference tour.

October 14, 2005 - November 30, 2005 - Kortrijk, Belgium
The Municipal Library of Kortrijk owns a large number of maps, atlases and old books. Many maps of the library were damaged by the war and by flooding. The library tries now to repair most of these valuable maps and atlases, by inventorying them and restoring most of them. Some 400 of the more than 1000 old pieces have already been inventoried. Carta Mundi - Exhibition of maps and atlases of the Municipal Custodial Library of Kortrijk displays a modest selection of these maps and books. Four atlases (Blaeu, Ortelius) and the Nürnberg Chronicle from Schedel (1493) will be shown. Additionally some twenty maps, with as eye-catcher the Schaick-Welt (the fantasy world) from Homann (Nürnberg). Of course most of the other displayed maps pertain to Kortrijk and its region. Leiestraat 30, 8500 Kortrijk. Additional information from Veerie Van den Abeele (tel. 056 27 75 00), Afdeling Bewaarbibliotheek, Kortrijk.

September 15, 2005 - December 1, 2005 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Samuel Lewis - American Cartographer Extraordinaire. This exhibit features Lewis' maps produced for Mathew Carey's atlases, the Lewis & Clark expedition map as well as his rare 'Correct Map of the United States, with the West Indies ...' 1813 (1811?) and the even more rare 'New and correct Map of the United States of North America ...' on six sheets. The exhibition is on view from 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday in the hallway outside the Harvard Map Collection on the ground floor of Pusey Library at Harvard University.

September 19, 2005 - December 23, 2005 - Dayton, Virginia
Their names were respected and easily recognizable in those days: Thomas Lewis, William Myers, John Stover. These are just a few of the names that appear - over and over - on 18th and 19th century plats of the central Shenandoah Valley. An exhibit, Gentlemen Surveyors: Land Surveying in the Shenandoah Valley, tells the story of these early surveyors through the evidence of their work, in their plats, their instruments and their journals. From surveys come maps. A 1783 map in the exhibit shows Augusta County and Virginia in all its former glory, when it extended to the Mississippi River. Numerous maps are the work of Jed Hotchkiss, known best as Stonewall Jackson's mapmaker. A geological map of the area was done between 1835 and 1841. In another Hotchkiss map, he identified all the known landowners and houses in Rockingham County in 1866. The exhibit is in the Heritage Center, located at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, 382 S. High St. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

November 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
Mapping the Americas: the Pacific Northwest Before Lewis & Clark is on display at The John Wilson Room, Special Collections, Multnomah County Library's Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave. The John Wilson Room, Special Collections contains numerous rare historic atlases and maps, including these three rare sheets which, prior to discoveries made during Lewis and Clark's famous expedition, inaccurately depict the Pacific Northwest: Amérique septentrionale dressée sur le relations les plus modernes des voyageurs et navigateurs ou se remarquent les Etats Unis, by Robert de Vaugondy (published in Paris, c. 1783); Carte d'Amerique, divisees en ses principales parties, by Guillaume de L'Isle (Amsterdam, 1774), and Charte von Nord America: nach den neuesten Bestimmungen und Entdeckungen, by Christian Gottlieb Reichard (Weimar, 1804). Hours for the Special Collections are: Tuesday: 2:30-5:30, Wednesday: 3:30-7:00, Friday: 10:00-2:00, and Saturday: 2:30-6:00. For more information contact Jim Carmin, John Wilson Room Librarian, Multnomah County Library, Room 2M-C, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97205; 503-988-6287 (phone), 503-988-5226 (fax).

November 28, 2005 - December 31, 2005 - Casper, Wyoming
Wyoming on the Map, an exhibit of historic Wyoming maps, will be on display at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, 400 E. Collins Drive. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 307-235-5247.