Cartography - Archive of Exhibitions Which Closed in 2019

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October 5, 2018 - January 2, 2019 - Santa Barbara, California
The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, will exhibit antique maps and books from the 17th-19th centuries in a show titled The Kingdom of California; Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration. The Kingdom of California offers stories of early mapping of the Pacific Coast told through antique maps on loan from La Jolla Map and Atlas Museum, the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection.

January 4-7, 2019 - Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Back in time, both Hyderabad and Ahmedabad were walled cities. Inevitably, the cities grew beyond these boundaries (portions of the walls barely exist today). Juxtaposing archival material such as historical reports and maps with contemporary aerial photographs of these cities would make for an engaging discourse. Expect this and more in Ahmedabad Walls and Hyderabad Biophilia, exhibition held as part of Krishnakriti Festival 2019, at State Gallery of Art, Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills.

September 17, 2018 - January 18, 2019 - Arlington, Texas
Special Collections, Sixth Floor, University of Texas Arlington Central Library has an exhibition Paths to Highways: Routes of Exploration, Settlement and Commerce.

October 5, 2018 - January 20, 2019 – Paris
At a time when there is talk about how Syria could be divided into zones of influence between Russia and United States, the authentic document of a secret agreement signed during World War I dividing the Middle East among European powers will be exhibited at the Musee de l’Armee, 129 Rue de Grenelle. Called A l’est la guerre sans fin 1918-1923 [In the east war without end], the exhibition comprises over 250 items from 15 countries that include documents, treaties, as well as maps that have shaped Europe after World War I. It has been organized to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. In addition to the Sykes Picot agreement, the secret accord between France and the United Kingdom for the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire, the ratification letter of the Treaty of Lausanne by the newly founded Turkish Republic will also be exhibited.

September 21, 2018 - January 21, 2019 - San Antonio
While San Antonio’s streets, city boundaries and population have grown tremendously since 1885, the basic makeup of its major downtown streets remains largely the same. See how the city looked over 130 years ago in maps on view as part of the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Destino San Antonio. Along with maps, the exhibition includes 80-plus stereographs from the museum’s collection that show places and scenes from daily life in the Alamo City from the 1860s to the 1930s. Museum is at 210 W. Market St.

December 12, 2018 - February 2, 2019 - Hong Kong
Landscape Map of the Silk Road exhibition can be seen in Hong Kong Science Museum. The “Landscape Map of the Silk Road” is a map that was drawn on a silk handscroll in blue and green landscape painting style. The map, which is about 30 metres long and 0.6 metres wide, was an imperial painting that belonged to the Jiajing Emperor in the Ming dynasty. It named over 200 cities, ranging from Jiayu Pass, Gansu province, in the east, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the west. The exhibition will also display various China maps and Hong Kong maps drawn in the 16th to 20th centuries, allowing you to appreciate both Chinese and Western perceptions of the geography of China and the various functions of maps.

January 16, 2019 - February 15, 2019 - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi’s first Manuscripts Conference and Exhibition is at the Manarat Al Saadiyat, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hwy، Saadiyat Cultural District، Saadiyat Island. About 50 manuscripts make up the exhibit, all on loan from Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies and the Juma Al Majid Establishment in the UAE. Iincluded are maps and books.

March 3, 2018 - February 19, 2019 - Washington, Texas
The Star of the Republic Museum's new exhibit, So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps That Define Texas, illustrates through maps the evolution of Texas over four centuries, both topographically and politically, under seven flags. The exhibit includes 20 maps spanning three centuries from the most famous cartographers in the world. The maps in the exhibit focus on the ever-changing shape of Texas in the years from the early 1500s through the late 1800s, encompassing the years before it was the Republic of Texas up to the days after it won statehood in the United States and through the Civil War. Exhibit highlights include maps that first mention Tejas (1721); Daniel Lizars' map of Mexico and Central America, prior to Mexico's push for independence (1833); the Republic of Texas from 1836-1845 when the first Congress of Texas defined this nation's boundaries and 23 counties. A map from 1842 depicts towns, villages, forts, roads, trails and Indian tribe locations, and a map from 1846 shows Texas when it was admitted to the Union at the beginning of the U.S. Mexican war.

November 10, 2018 - March 3, 2019 - Shelburne, Vermont
Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, presents Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont. With over three dozen drawn, painted and printed views, the show explores the “perspective” or “bird’s eye” prints and paintings that found widespread popularity in the late 1800s. The show features Vermont towns — Bennington to St. Albans, Brattleboro to St. Johnsbury. From the earliest, an 1845 lithograph of Bellows Falls drawn by a Mrs. Webber, to several from the 1890s — Barre, Williamstown and Hardwick among them — these panoramic images offer views of the layout of Vermont cities and towns and a sense of the spirit of the era.

February 19, 2019 - March 4, 2019 - Šiauliai, Lithuania
An exhibition of ancient Armenian maps opened in the Šiauliai Public Library. It presents Armenia in different historic periods. The exhibition has been organized by the Armenian Embassy in Lithuania and the Šiauliai Public Library.

October 9, 2018 - March 16, 2019 – Baltimore
The Johns Hopkins George Peabody Library, 17 East Mount Vernon Place, has just opened a new exhibit, Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection. From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over 30 of the most stunning and historically significant maps of early Maryland. Drawn from the personal collection of the late Baltimore developer, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman, Engr 1938, the maps are brought together with related rare books, objects, and digital "story maps" to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.

May 19, 2018 - March 17, 2019 - St. Michaels, Maryland
Exploring the Chesapeake–Mapping the Bay, a new exhibition at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, looks at the different ways the Chesapeake Bay has been portrayed over time through mapping and charting. The exhibition will view changes in maps over time as an expression of what people were seeking in the Chesapeake—for natural resources, for safe passage, or for commercial opportunities. The exploration begins with European exploration in the 16th century, and continues with the growth of settlement in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. Scientific surveying methods brought improved accuracy in the 19th century, and special purpose maps showing railroads or tourist routes and destinations proliferated in the 20th century. More recent decades have introduced satellite imagery, geographic information systems, and Google maps, which continue to change how we view and understand the Chesapeake Bay region.

March 1-22, 2019 - Gainesville, Florida
The University of Florida Smathers library, second floor gallery, is showcasing the "maps of Cuba for public access" project. It is part of the "Celebrating Cuba" collaborative digital collections. The library is working with the national library in Cuba, as well as the Library of Congress, and other institutions across the country to provide public access to the maps. The exhibit is known as Common Ground and shows the connections between Florida and Cuba through maps.

October 10, 2018 - April 13, 2019 – Philadelphia
Philadelphia: The Changing City is an exhibition that analyzes Philadelphia's growth across more than three centuries. Displayed are more than 80 rare and revelatory prints, photographs, documents, and maps from the Free Library of Philadelphia's Special Collections and Research Departments. The exhibit will be on view in the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, third-floor William B. Dietrich Gallery. The Changing City will illustrate and discuss Philadelphia’s origin as a carefully laid-out grid of streets and squares set between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers; its distinctions as "a city of homes" and "a city of neighborhoods"; its role as a living laboratory for city-planning, urban-renewal, and historic preservation; and its recent history as a once-declining city experiencing a dramatic renaissance marked by an influx of new residents and businesses, booming tourism, and growing educational, health, and cultural institutions while struggling with persisting poverty, new tensions around gentrification, and an aging infrastructure.

April 26, 2018 - April 20, 2019 – Madrid
The exhibition De Iberia a España a través de los mapas can be seen in the library of the Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Calle del Gral. Ibáñez de Ibero, 3. The exhibition takes a tour of the different cartographic representations of Spain throughout its history beginning with the first references to the Peninsula: the Iberia of the Greeks, the Roman Hispania, the scientific cartography of Claudius Ptolemy, the religious and nautical charts in the Middle Ages, the golden age of cartography in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the cartography of the eighteenth century. The exhibition ends with the map of the provincial division of Spain of 1833.

October 9, 2018 - April 20, 2019 – Boston
An artist’s inspiration arises from internal and external sources, perceived and unconscious. When maps are one of those sources, artists can access and subvert the power and meaning of cartographic formats and geographic concepts. With these tools, artists explore worlds of personal emotions, ideas, memories, and places beyond the geographic documentation created by conventional mapmakers. The exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Art // Maps compares contemporary works of art with maps spanning six centuries. These juxtapositions aim to create a dialogue that can illuminate the crossing of the traditional boundaries of art and maps, and stimulate fresh appreciation of both media. This exhibition will be on display in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.

March 23, 2019 - April 20, 2019 - Roxbury, Connecticut
Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St, in Roxbury will open its next show, My Head is a Map. The show will feature a collection of historic, antique maps by collector Mark Cohagen. Ever since his childhood fascination with Robert Louis Stevenson’s map of Treasure Island, Cohagen has admired the art and historical importance of maps. He has been particularly interested in the Nordic countries and the maps that are part of this show are actually his second collection; his first was acquired by the Government of Iceland. More than 40 maps, spanning 400 years, will be exhibited. For more information, call the library at 860-350-2181.

October 6, 2018 - April 22, 2019 - Hampton, Virginia
Civil War Journey is an extraordinary touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The exhibition can be seen in Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane. Eyewitness accounts and images from the Civil War memoir of Union soldier, cartographer, and Confederate prisoner of war Robert Knox Sneden are showcased in an exhibition of 45 watercolor maps and drawings that provide a unique and mesmerizing perspective on the Civil War. Serving as a cartographer for the Army of the Potomac, Sneden was captured by John S. Mosby’s troops at Brandy Station but continued to make clandestine drawings while held in the notorious Andersonville Prison as a Confederate prisoner of war.

October 20, 2018 - April 28, 2019 - Ditchling, East Sussex
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft will celebrate the forgotten work of Brighton-born MacDonald (Max) Gill. The museum says that Gill’s work was once prominently in the public eye, particularly his brightly-coloured pictorial maps, graphic designs for book covers, and posters for transport and communications companies in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition, Max Gill: Wonderground Man, will witness the artist’s humorous work, noted for its distinctive Art Deco and tones. Gill’s “Wonderground Map” (1914) was hung at every London Underground station. Gill’s work caught the eye of London Underground titan Frank Pick, who commissioned him to create promotional transport maps, including an early version of the “London Underground” system map (1922), London “Underground Bus Services Map” (1928), as well as “Theatreland, Peter Pan Map” and, of course, “Wonderground.”

February 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019 - New York
A Complete Map of the World—The 18th-Century Convergence of China and Europe can be seen at Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Avenue. This small, focused exhibition uses one of the rare prints of Ma Junliang's map of the world Jingban tianwen quantu as a starting point to consider the interaction between China and Europe during the eighteenth century. The map offers viewers a Chinese perspective about power and the nature of the world with China at the center.

January 25, 2019 - May 12, 2019 - New York
If the hobbits, elves, wizards, and dwarves that fill the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic books capture your imagination, you’ll want to visit the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, and visit the exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth . Reading "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" remains a right of passage for many young adults, with aficionados of Tolkien immersing themselves in Middle-earth mythology. Tolkien enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn more about these epic tales and the man behind them in this exhibition. Tolkien family photos and memorabilia are paired alongside his original illustrations, maps, and designs for "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," and "The Similarillon." Together with annotated manuscripts and maps, the illustrations provide a full picture of an artist immersed in his creative process. The exhibition borrows from the Tolkien Archive at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, Marquette University Libraries, the Morgan, and private lenders to paint a portrait of the author’s stunning achievements.

January 2019 - May 19, 2019 - New York
Mapping has always been central to understanding and interpreting New York City. As the city developed in the late 18th century, its population increased and diversified. A need developed for maps that depicted more than just the built environment and would hopefully help city officials and the populace understand a new threat to the city: disease. Beginning with Valentine Seaman’s maps of the yellow fever outbreak of 1795, New Yorkers strove to both quantify and identify through cartography the locations and causes of epidemics. Mapping Contagion: Representing Infectious Disease in New York City can be seen in New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave). The exhibition explores that effort by showcasing over one hundred years of mapping contagion in the city of New York. Prototypical examples of the mapping of yellow fever, cholera, pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis are presented not only as representations of the mapping of disease but also as examples of the development of data visualization. These cartographic objects from the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division are supplemented by posters, photos, books, and ephemera from the Library’s Print Collection, General Research Division, and the Picture Collection. This material provides context for each time period’s cultural and societal reaction to disease and places the maps in conversation with the larger social and scientific trends of each era of New York City’s history.

May 13-22, 2019 – Ankara
The Department of History and Bilkent University Library would like to announce an exhibition of Ottoman Maps of the Levant, dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Ottoman Empire. The exhibit will be held in the Library Art Gallery.

May 1, 2018 - May 27, 2019 – Washington
Postmen of the Skies, at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first regularly scheduled airmail flights. The exhibition invites visitors to step into the exciting and memorable stories of the airmail pilots whose pioneering flights set the stage for today’s advanced airmail system and commercial aviation. Pilot goggles, leggings, helmets and logbooks, along with route maps, telegrams and airmail-related pop culture artifacts, will invite visitors to witness and experience the birth of commercial aviation. Visitors will also experience rare historic photos and see an archival “you-are-there” video that tells the story of the origins of airmail. In 1918, the first regularly scheduled airmail service began operations.

May 7, 2019 – June 2, 2019 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Rough Seas Around Europe Exhibition of Satirical Maps from the Panayotis Soukakos Map Collection, can be seen in Museum of Byzantine Culture, 2 Stratou Avenue. The use of satire to comment on historic or current events by means of map representation, or by recruiting the map as an excuse to do so, is well-known and quite common in the history and practice of cartography — as satirical cartographical “anamorphoses” — as well as the history of sketching and the visual communication of ideas.

May 10, 2019 - June 2, 2019 - Thessaloniki, Greece
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki unveiled an exhibition of 17th century maps, as part of a broader effort to showcase its library’s excellent collection of rare maps, drawings, books and manuscripts. French maps and images from a past life in the Archipelago, at the Central Library, is a collaboration between the Cartographic and Geographic Analysis Laboratory, the Aristotle University Library & Information Center, the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the Consulate General of France in Thessaloniki.

February 5, 2019 - June 9, 2019 - Santander, Cantabria, Spain
The Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico this year begins its program of cultural activities with a temporary exhibition, La mar de cartas, focused on the world of cartography and the art of writing. The Naos room of in the Museum has an exhibition where you can search more than 40 cartographic items selected from the important cartographic holdings of the Museum. The visitor will be able to contemplate diverse types of cartographic documentation, to know the technical evolution that this science has experienced throughout time, the contributions of the important cartographers, and other curiosities. The exhibit contains original works by Francisco Coello, Gerardus Mercator, George Braun and Tofiño, among other authors, along with a selection of important facsimiles, which will allow the visitor to obtain a global vision of the cartographic production referring to our maritime environment from the 16th century until almost today. Free admission.

March 2019 - June 19, 2019 - Bath, North Carolina
A stunning collection of 29 early North American maps are showcased in the new exhibit at Historic Bath, 207 Carteret St,, Mapping the New World. Covering over 300 years of cartographic history, the collection provides a unique look at the evolution of our understanding of the New World, with many of the maps focusing on North Carolina and its iconic coastal region. “It includes all the earliest maps showing Bath as the state's first and most important town in the early 1700s,” commented Gene Roberts, who recently donated the collection to the historic site. The earliest map is from 1540 and in the style of the period features colorful depictions of the New World complete with sea monsters and shipwrecks – potent visualization of the perils of sea travel. Later maps replace the sea monsters and shipwrecks with increasingly accurate coastlines and spellings of recognizable place names. By the late 18th century, the maps begin to take on the familiar crispness of today’s cartographic style. Culminating in the 1850s with “A New Map of North Carolina with its Canals, Roads & Distances,” Visit the exhibit center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, to experience this rare collection.

June 5-26, 2019 – Belfast
A rare map showing Belfast with a river running through High Street, which allowed ships to dock in the18th century city is to go on display in Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North. The map dated 1791 is among a number of items on display in the library's Mapping Urban Ireland exhibition. As well as the 1791 map of Belfast, the exhibition offers a window into the development of other Irish towns and cities. The historic maps were produced for a variety of purposes, some had military or propaganda functions, while others were drawn to assist in planning the future development of towns.

June 21-29, 2019 - Edirne, Turkey
An Ottoman-era map collection displaying the region of southeastern Europe known as Thrace has been put on display in an exhibition in northwestern Turkey's Edirne province, attracting local and foreign visitors and historians. The exhibition named Bird's-eye view of Edirne is being held at the Edirne City Museum with the contributions of Turkish archeologist and art historian Altay Bayatlı, who collected the maps and plans found in the state archives, including those from 18th and 19th-century Ottoman rule. The maps were hand-drawn between 1894 and 1895 by Major Selami Muhammet Bin Ali, who was an art teacher at the Ottoman Military Junior High School.

May 4, 2019 - July 4, 2019 - South Glens Falls, New York
A History in Maps is an exhibit of antique maps, the kind found in school classrooms a century or more ago. A set of four large United States maps, ranging from 1847-56, shows the progression of Western growth and expansion in the decades immediately preceding the Civil War. Two others depict New York state, while there’s one each for Saratoga County and South Glens Falls. Exhibit is in Historical Society of Moreau and South Glens Falls, Parks-Bentley Place, 53 Ferry Blvd.; open from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and at other times for groups of 10 or more by appointment. For information, call 518-636-3856, email:purinton73(at)

April 3, 2019 - July 16, 2019 - The Hague
De geschiedenis van Nederland in oude kaarten [The history of the Netherlands in old maps] in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek will focus on maps and atlases. Each map in the exhibition shows an aspect of the Dutch past, such as the development of the Netherlands into an independent state in the sixteenth century, the eternal struggle against water, wars and the colonial past. The oldest map in the exhibition is from Germany (Magna Germania) from a book with maps by Ptolemy from 1482, on which the Netherlands can be found almost unrecognizable in a small corner. The most recent is a map of the flood disaster from 1953.

April 16, 2019 - July 21, 2019 – Paris
Retrace 2500 years of a history of science and representations with the exhibition The World in Spheres in Bibliothèque Nationale De France, Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, Quai François Mauriac. The exhibition was designed by the BnF and initially presented at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in spring 2018. Nearly 200 impressive works, objects of art and knowledge, from the collections of the BnF and exceptional loans from prestigious libraries and museums embody this spherical vision of the world: terrestrial and celestial globes, armillary spheres, astrolabes and manuscripts.

April 7, 2019 - August 3, 2019 – Denver
Maps from Denver Public Library's map collection will be on display to accompany Map Month lectures. Visualizing Colorado: Maps & Views of the Centennial State can be seen at the entrance to the Gates Room, 5th Floor.

March 8, 2019 – August 25, 2019 - Dundee, Scotland
Thomas Wise was the 19th century Dundee-born doctor and estate owner who worked in India as a physician and surgeon, and is famous in West Bengal for establishing the first hospital in Chinsurah. In his spare time, he collected many local objects. Dr Wise also collected a spectacular set of maps of Tibet. Thanks to a loan from the British Library, the exhibition Wise Ways: Travels of A Dundee Doctor reunites the maps and objects. Join Dr Wise on a journey to the places he travelled and those he only visited in his imagination. Exhibition can be seen in the McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum.

June 29, 2019 - August 25, 2019 - Austin, Texas
Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico can be seen in the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The exhibition features a selection of maps from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. Local artists crafted these unique materials by commission of the King of Spain to deepen his understanding of his territories in the so-called New World. The exceptional aesthetic value of these maps enhances their ethnographic content. The exhibition coincides with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, aiming to provoke reflection on the complexities of the conquest of the Americas by acknowledging indigenous perspectives.

January 14, 2019 - August 31, 2019 - Sedona, Arizona
The Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, has announced the opening of their newest temporary exhibit, a display of Sedona and Arizona maps. Entitled Maps In Our Lives, the exhibit features almost all maps that include Sedona as part of their geography, yet focus on a variety of themes. Several are colorful; some are cartoonish; a few are Sedona tourism maps of the past; and others are maps that try to preserve historic routes that included Sedona before there was a “Sedona”.

March 1, 2019 - August 2019 - Fayetteville, Arkansas
A new exhibit is on display in the Special Collections department of Mullins Library; Arkansa, Arkansaw, Arkansas: 200 Years Since the Founding of the Territory. "March 2, 2019 marks an important anniversary for Arkansas, 200 years since it became a self-standing part of the United States," said Joshua Youngblood, rare books librarian and exhibit curator. "From French traders and early American settlers, to the Native Americans already here and migrating through and African Americans first arriving as slaves—the people and culture of Arkansas began to take shape during the territorial period. There are books, documents, and maps in Special Collections that the University Libraries has been collecting since almost the beginning of the university's history that detail how the territory evolved in the 17 years before statehood." Included in the exhibit are several maps of the territory from the Historical Maps collection.

May 6, 2019 - August 2019 - Valdosta, Georgia
A Collection of Rare Maps from the 18th and 19th centuries is now on display in Valdosta State University’s Odum Library in the rotating gallery on the first floor. The Thomas F. and Janice C. F. Armstrong Antique Map Collection contains French, Italian, English, German, and American maps that depict the growth of the southern states of America and Georgia specifically. Map dates range from 1760 to 1870. A subset of the collection is on loan to Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections from Georgia College and State University for the next several months.

June 16, 2019 - September 1, 2019 - Guntersville, Alabama
Old maps have always fascinated attorney David Jones. He's been collecting maps for about 30 years. A new exhibit at the Guntersville Museum, 1215 Rayburn Ave., will feature some of his maps as well as maps from other sources. Vintage and Historic Maps features more than 40 maps of Alabama and the surrounding area.

October 11, 2018 - September 8, 2019 - New York
A new exhibit at the New York Transit Museum is sure to pique the interest of map enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The Navigating New York exhibit in the Downtown Brooklyn museum, 99 Schermerhorn Street, highlights the city’s transit history through the lens of maps dating to the 19th Century. Through a collection of transit maps, railroad and ferry routes, biking and walking paths and other materials like guidebooks, the exhibit seeks to highlight the link between the city’s increased development and the interconnectivity of its transit systems.

March 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019 - Roztoky by Prague, Czech Republic
Central Bohemian Museum and the Geographical section of the Faculty of Science of Charles University are holding an exhibition at the Central Bohemian Museum in Roztoky by Prague, small exhibition hall, Praha 63; on the occasion of the 202nd anniversary of the birth and the 132nd anniversary of the death of Jan Felkl, the founder and the owner of the globe factory in Roztoky by Prague. Fenomén Felkl. Proslulá továrna na výrobu glóbů [Phenomenon Felkl. Renowned globe factory] presents a family firm J. Felkl and Son (1854 – 1952) which had been active in Roztoky by Prague for nearly 100 years. This, the largest Austro-Hungarian globe factory produced unbeatably the best globes in 8 sizes, 10 versions and 17 world languages. They also printed the first globes in national languages, not only in Czech but also in Hungarian and Polish. They were also holders of two patents for special folding globes. They also offered special instruments such as telluria, sololunaria, planetaria and armillary spheres. The firm Felkl and Son certainly deserves our attention, since it still represents original Czech handicraft combined with high professional level of teaching aids. There will be presented about 60 globes made in the years 1855 – 1947, plastic models of maps, craft tools, lithographic plates and lithographic press, archive documentation concerning the production of the firm and authentic photos. Objects for the exhibition have been borrowed from: The Map Collection of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, National Technical Museum, City Museum Chrast, The City of Prague Museum, Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov, private collectors and others. Additional information from Marcela Šášinková <sasinkova(at)> at +420 604 231 453, 233 29 024.

June 20, 2019 - September 15, 2019 – Boston
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, exhibition Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform examines how landscape architects and photographers advocated for social reform in the development of Boston, New York, and Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Using city plans, maps, photographs, and archival materials, this exhibition presents the invention of landscape architecture as a progressive response to the social and environmental conditions for working-class immigrants, and invites visitors to consider how artists and designers are addressing the contemporary urban challenges and social conditions of our time.

July 19, 2019 - September 15, 2019 – Amsterdam
The City Archives of Amsterdam, Vijzelstraat 32, organised a special exhibition about Estate Atlases of Amsterdam 1559-1703. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see a number of beautiful historical manuscript maps of Amsterdam. They are selected from eighteen estate atlas books that the Amsterdam City Archives manages. The books were compiled between 1559 and 1703 and show the land ownership of the city and of four organizations: the St. Peters Hospital, the City Orphanage, the institution providing poor relief for people in their home, and the Lepers' Asylem. With the income from rental, the four organizations achieved their goals: care for the sick, orphans, poor and leprosy.

June 29, 2019 - September 22, 2019 – Amsterdam
In the former town hall, nowadays the Royal Palace Amsterdam, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, three spectacular maps were inlaid in the floor. Even today, they are still the largest maps ever made. This is not surprising, when we recall that Amsterdam was then the world’s leading cartography centre. The best and most ambitious cartographers worked in the immediate vicinity of the town hall. An unimaginable number of maps and atlases were published here, containing a treasure trove of knowledge. They brought the world within reach of the interested general public. In the exhibition The Universe of Amsterdam you will learn the story behind the maps in the Citizens’ Hall and see the most beautiful maps and atlases made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition was produced in partnership with Allard Pierson; The Collections of the University of Amsterdam.

April 25, 2019 - September 30, 2019 - Stanford
The David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall, will host an exhibition Coordinates: Maps and Art Exploring Shared Terrain that explore the shared terrain of maps and art. The exhibition marks the celebration of the third anniversary of the opening of the David Rumsey Map Center. The exhibition will feature a variety of ways in which the two porous mediums overlap in inquiries about space, both geographical and metaphorical. Artists include Zoe Leonard, Trevor Paglen, Tauba Auerbach, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Agnes Denes, John Pfahl, Ed Ruscha, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Felix Gonzalez-Torres. There will be maps in dialogue with the art, by pioneering cartographers, such as J. C. Fremont, R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Saul Wurman, Zero per Zero, Charles Joseph Minard, Joseph Salway, F. W. von Egloffstein, J. A. Martignoni, Isaac Frost, Sir David Brewster, and Stanford’s own Dr. Rob Dunbar.

October 2-15, 2019 – Hanoi
An exhibition of archival materials on the changes in Hanoi’s administrative boundary since the feudal period to now was opened at the relic site of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. A total of 88 documents, maps and photos are on display, arranged in three periods, showing the administrative boundary of Hanoi before the August Revolution in 1945, during the time from 1945 to 1954, and after 1954.

May 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019 – Strasbourg
Hors du monde : la carte et l'imaginaire [Out of the world: the map and the imaginary] can be seen in the National and University Library of Strasbourg (BNU), 5 rue du Maréchal Joffre. When drawing a map, one inevitably draws on the imagination; and when one deliberately invents a world, for a fictional story, one always supports it in a cartographic representation. It is this dialogue between the representation of the world and the imaginary that the exhibition at the BNU invites you to explore.

May 3, 2019 - October 25, 2019 - Ann Arbor
Map Curator and Associate Director Brian Leigh Dunnigan has selected some of our most handsome and evocative holdings for the current exhibition, Things I Like Most About the Clements Library, open free to visitors on Fridays, 10-4. The Clements Library, 909 S. University Ave., is a treasure house of American history. During a 23-year career with the Clements, Brian Dunnigan has served as curator of maps, head of research and publications, associate director, and acting director. Dunnigan’s selections include poignant manuscripts, striking visual imagery and cartography, and some of his favorite materials from the collections, drawing especially from his expertise in the mapping of the Great Lakes. This valedictory exhibit in the Clements’s soaring Avenir Foundation Reading Room dwells on seven areas of commitment and illustrates the concepts with some of the Library's most evocative and handsome holdings.

June 25, 2019 - October 31, 2019 – Lisbon
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first human footprint on the moon (Apollo 11), the 60th anniversary of the first images of the moon's hidden face (Luna 3) and the 410th anniversary of the initial telescope drawings (Thomas Harriot and Galileo Galilei ), CIUHCT (Inter-university Center for the History of Science and Technology), University of Lisbon, has an exhibition Cartografia histórica da Lua - Nos 50 anos da Apollo 11 [Historical Cartography of the Moon - 50 years after Apollo 11] which can be seen in Galeria Ciências, FCUL. The exhibition, curated by Thomas Horst, Luís Tirapicos and Pedro Ré, features objects from three private collections: e Luís Tirapicos, Pedro Ré, and Cândido Marciano da Silva. The artifacts on display include original and facsimile maps of the Moon, often published in engravings in old books; globes, photographs and other scientific publications, in particular related to the Apollo program.

October 20, 2018 - October 2019 - Lewisburg, West Virginia
The Greenbrier Historical Society has an exhibit at the North House Museum, 814 W Washington St. The entire exhibit, titled Maps and Globes: The Art of Shaping Our World, includes many Virginia and West Virginia maps and other cartographic materials. A key item on display is the Society’s original 1828 James Wilson and Sons Terrestrial Globe, recently restored. James Wilson, America's First Terrestrial and Celestial Globe Maker. Wilson was a self-taught globe maker from New Hampshire. Wilson and three of his sons operated two manufacturing plants in Bradford, Vt., and Albany, N.Y. After just a few years of operation they were able to outsell the European globe makers who dominated the American market until then. It's a real American success story. The exhibit will include the historical society’s original, fully restored Wilson terrestrial globe. Another unusual exhibit item is the first map made and engraved in America. Printed in 1794, it is a map of Virginia by Samuel Lewis.

May 4, 2019 – November 10, 2019 - Boston
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., has an exhibition America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century - Part I (The U.S. Pushes Westward: Mapping America 1800-1862). During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors that shaped our country over the century.

November 5-23, 2019 – Gibraltar
Over 1,300 years of Gibraltar History will be covered in an exhibition that will serve to commemorate the first 50 years of Archives in Gibraltar. The National Archives has organised an extensive programme that ranges from lectures, to film screenings, and the display of old photos, images and maps. The exhibition to commemorate 50 years of Archives in Gibraltar, will be divided into seven sections, each spanning a century. The showpiece is a 19th century Ordinance Map and Plan of of the Fortress and Peninsular of Gibraltar including the Spanish survey of 1885.

November 24-30, 2019 - Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, DCT Abu Dhabi, will hold an exhibition entitled, Five Centuries of Adventure and Entrepreneurship: Western Travellers in Arabia, which is a collection of 130 of the rarest images, including images never exhibited before, maps, and drawings of the trips made by Western travellers to the Arabian Peninsula for over five centuries. The exhibition, which is taken from the heritage series, "Orient Pioneers", will be held at the Cultural Foundation.

September 21, 2019 - December 1, 2019 – Toronto
The View from Here is a two-part installation located in Union Station’s Oak Room and 259 Lake Shore Blvd E. At Union Station, Luis Jacob’s contemporary photographs are paired with the his collection of rare maps and street views, representing different yet overlapping narratives of the same places. The tension between these views invites a reconsideration of Toronto’s identity and presumed cohesion as a city.

August 23, 2019 - December 7, 2019 – Zurich
Globes, astronomical clocks and maps provide insights into pre-modern worldviews. Kosmos in der Kammer, on display at Schatzkammer der Zentralbibliothek Zürich [Treasury of the Central Library Zurich], Predigerplatz 33, shows exciting exhibits by Swiss cosmographers and the European worldview 500 years ago.

September 21, 2019 - December 15, 2019 - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
The Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49, exhibition
Missie à la carte [Missionaries and cartography] focuses on the Belgian 19th/early 20th century maps of missions in Congo (Zaïre). However, there are also 17th century maps, and pieces concerning other parts of Africa (Zambesi, Madagascar and Transvaal), America (such as Oregon) and Asia (the Holy Land and Western Bengal). There is even a map of catholic missions in Scandinavia! In total some 55 maps are at display.

October 31, 2019 – December 20, 2019 – Munich
Thomas Horst will curate the exhibition Vom Amazonas: Karten, Bücher, Artefakte in the Library of Bundeswehr University, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, that will show maps of South America and will be dedicated to Padre Pedro Maria Gawlik (1934-2019).

April 12, 2019 - December 29, 2019 – Philadelphia
The American Philosophical Society, 105 South Fifth Street, exhibition Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic traces the creation and use of maps from the mid-18th century through 1816 to investigate the way maps, as both artworks and practical tools, had political and social meaning. It features historical maps, surveying instruments, books, manuscripts, and other objects to show how maps were used to create and extend the physical, political, and ideological boundaries of the new nation while creating and reinforcing structural inequalities in the Early Republic. draws on the APS’s extensive Library and Museum holdings. Highlights of the exhibition include a 1757 copy of the John Mitchell map of the British Empire in North America, manuscript maps from the American Revolution, surveying instruments, the first map of Tennessee as a state, George Washington’s copy of the 1792 map of Washington, D.C., and maps from the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition along with the copper plates used to publish them.

September 20, 2019 - December 31, 2019 – Chicago
What Is the Midwest? can be seen in the Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St. Often called “the Heartland” or “flyover country,” the Midwest tends to be characterized as a homogeneous, barren space between the American coasts. This exhibition challenges the assumptions, stereotypes, and persistent narratives about the Midwest, exploring the confluence of peoples and environmental conditions that has defined the region and made it unique. Spanning roughly 400 years—from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first—the exhibition tells a multitude of stories using various Newberry collections, including maps, art, promotional ephemera, archival photos and videos, and personal letters and diaries.

April 18, 2019 - December 2019- Boulder, Colorado
The Earth Sciences & Map Library, 2200 Colorado Ave., University of Colorado Boulder, will host an exhibition Protect This Land: Making Change Through Visualization which showcases a range of western maps alongside works by notable artists and student creations. The Protect This Land exhibit features both print work and photography, as well as maps that depict the relationship between art and science. Exhibit curator Naomi Heiser said the decision to juxtapose early maps with contemporary prints takes the conversation around the intermingling of art and science to a deeper level.

April 29, 2019 - December 2019 – Madrid
The Spanish fleet led by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano made the first world circumnavigation 500 years ago between 1519 and 1522. The National Geographic Institute, Calle del Gral. Ibáñez de Ibero 3, exhibition Los Mapas y La Primera Vuelta al Mundo shows in a cartographic tour aspects of the trip: its background, preparations, development and consequences. Starting from the geographical concepts of the ancients, the exhibit will go through the unexpected discovery of the American continent, the Treaty of Tordesillas whereby Spain and Portugal divided the world. Among the pieces exhibited are original maps and views of cities of the time, as well as very faithful facsimile reproductions of nautical charts, maps, globes and historical documents related to the expedition; all of them of great interest in the commemoration of such an incredible feat.