Cartography - Calendar of Exhibitions

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Indefinite – Amsterdam
The National Maritime Museum, Kattenburgerplein 1, exhibition Maps and Marvels brings together maps, globes and atlases by Dutch cartographers from the National Maritime Museum's world-leading collection. This exhibition shows how the ships found their way at sea in the Dutch Golden Age, an­d how these voyages defined the way we see the world. Using rare and early maps and globes, visitors travel to the locations that played an important role in the Dutch history: South Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. The spectacular wall map of Amsterdam by Pieter Bast, dating from 1597, forms the starting point of the exhibition.

Indefinite – Bucharest
The Muzeul Național al Hărților și Cărții Vechi [National Museum of Old Maps and Books], str.Londra nr.39 sector 1, opened to the public in 2003 and is hosted in a beautiful villa built in the 1920's. The main collection of over 1000 items belonged to Professor Adrian Năstase’s family and was donated to the Romanian state. Numerous maps are displayed on the walls of this three story villa.

Indefinite – Edinburgh
Treasures of the National Library of Scotland is a permanent exhibition of 13th- to 18th-century objects in the library's collection which can be seen in George IV Bridge building. Included are some of the first detailed maps of Scotland created by Timothy Pont more than 400 years ago. The maps chart the geography of 16th-Century Scotland including details of tower houses and castles, smaller buildings and settlements, mills and rivers and the extent of woodland and physical features such as rivers and valleys and mountain tops. They also mention landowners and other people.

Indefinite - Hershey, Pennsylvania
In today’s digital world, we’ve become accustomed to getting where we’re headed by pulling up MapQuest or Google Maps on our phone or by using a GPS system to guides us to our destination; however, that hasn’t always been the case. Since the advent of automobiles, motorists have needed to know how to get to their destination, and for many decades they relied on paper maps. Maps were given away by local gas stations, convenience stores, tire companies, banks, tourist bureaus, chambers of commerce, rental car companies, and many other businesses. Many of these businesses provided these maps as a form of advertising to get customers to visit their attraction or gas station brand. Learn more about this interesting collecting topic and see Remembering Road Maps; a display with early maps right here at the AACA Museum, Inc., 161 Museum Drive.

Indefinite - Jacksonville, Florida
The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection contains some 244 antiquarian maps of Florida and Florida cities, North and South America, and the world. It includes historical views and plates focusing on northern Florida. Most of these maps are on permanent display in the Morris Ansbacher Map Room on the fourth floor of the Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street. Additional information 813-228-0097.

Indefinite - Kozani, Greece
Kozani in the World of Maps is on display at the Municipal Map Library housed in the recently restored Georgios Lassanis Mansion at the center of the city. The historic Map Library, with its roots in 17th century, keeps a small but important collection of maps, atlases and geography books, mainly from 18th century, referred to the period of Greek Enlightenment. For example, a copy of the 1797 Rigas Velestinlis "Charta" as well as the extremely rare 1800 Anthimos Gazis world map are kept there among other maps and atlases which were never before put on public display. Contact info(at) or 2461 50635 / 2461 50632 for additional information.

Indefinite - Kynceľová, Slovakia
The Slovak Map Museum, Kynceľová 77, presents you not only the rich past and exceptional present of cartography in Slovakia, but also the traditional and modern methods and technologies that create maps. Its uniqueness lies not only in the content of its exhibition, but also in its form. It was based on the principles of the global trend of enriching experiences for visitors through interactivity, advances in high technology and modern principles of education. What would a museum be like without the history of cartography and old maps? We will look at the development of maps in the world, but of course also in Slovakia. You will also find some truly unique maps here.

Indefinite - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
What is believed to be an original map of Lake Geneva — found recently inside a historic lakefront mansion — now offers the public a rare glimpse of the city in its earliest origins. The map from the early 1840s is part of Geneva Lake Museum’s new exhibit Mapping the Past. The exhibit features about 30 maps of Lake Geneva and the surrounding area, including the original map showing Lake Geneva’s layout just after pioneers incorporated the new municipality in 1836. The majority of the maps in the exhibit have been donated by Edward Weed of the town of Linn.

Closing August 31, 2023 – La Jolla, California
The Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla is tucked into an office building at 7825 Fay Ave, Suite LL-A. The maps are displayed on walls and in cases, arranged somewhat chronologically and by themes. There’s a crude black and white drawing of the world from 1472, a vibrant “Roads to Romance” representation of Southern California circa 1958 and hundreds of other maps from all over the world. Some were used in their day for navigation, some for display, some for dreaming. There are maps that show California as an island - a depiction of an almost mythological paradise that persists, in the public consciousness, centuries later. There is a map from 1617 that shows what is now Belgium and Holland shaped like a lion - a projection of power and national pride. The maps are a part of the Stone Map and Atlas Foundation, headed by local businessman and philanthropist Michael Stone, who has been collecting maps for 20 years. Check the website for current operating hours. For additional information contact Richard Cloward (richard(at) or Roz Gibson (roz(at) at 855-653-6277.

Indefinite – La Rochelle, France
The Musée du Nouveau Monde [Museum of the New World], 10 Rue Fleuriau, is housed in an eighteenth century mansion, the hotel Fleuriau, named after the family who lived there from 1772 to 1974. The Museum features numerous old maps of the Americas as well as sculptures, paintings, drawings, furniture and decorative objects. These objects are evidence of the triangular trade and slavery with the Americas, through which the city of La Rochelle, like others, amassed considerable wealth. Part of the museum is devoted to the French conquest of the New World, especially in Canada, while evoking the Old West and Native Americans.

Indefinite – Mexico City
Museo Nacional de la Cartografia, at Avenida Observatorio No. 94, corner of Periférico Tacubaya, D.F., C.P. 11870, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, features exhibits about the general history of mapping of Mexico. Codices, atlases, navigational charts, topographic plans, and instruments used to make geodesic and topographical measurements are on display.

Indefinite - Palma, Majorca
Bartolomé March Servera (1917-1998) became an important art collector and bibliophile. The Fundación Bartolomé March established a museum, where the family residence in Palma was located for decades, to display his collection. The Palau March, located at Carrer del Palau Reial, 18, displays an outstanding collection of art and sculpture. Another of the numerous collections that Bartolomé March brought together was that of Majorcan Cartography. In Majorca, between the 14th and 15th Century, an important set of navigation charts signed by local artists was drawn up. The great majority of these charts left the island and the most famous of them ended up in public libraries or in private hands. Bringing together this collection, considered to be one of the best in the world, was an arduous task. The exhibit displayed here, with excellent documentation, brings together a very interesting collection both for its technical perfection and its exquisite ornamental effect. Included are Portolan charts by Jacobus Russus (1535), Mateo Prunés (1561), Jaume Olives (1564 and 1571), Joan Oliva (1620), and Miquel Prunés (1640).

Indefinite - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
The Mercator Museum, Zamanstraat 49, displays a chronological story of cartography, from ancient times to today. In this story, the figure and work of Gerard De Cremer (Rupelmonde 1512 - 1594 Duisburg) - aka Gerard Mercator - is placed in the spotlight. His rare earth globe (1541) and celestial globe (1551), recently included in the Flemish masterpieces list, remain the highlights of the museum. The rich collection of atlases, including his first Ptolemy edition 1584, shines in the showcases. The story is complemented by a carefully chosen selection of maps and atlases from the 17th to the early 20th century.

Indefinite – Sydney
Visitors to the State Library of New South Wales can explore five centuries of cartography from around the world in one place in the Map Rooms. Across two beautiful rooms visitors will find some of the most important maps, globes and navigation instruments from the Library's maps collection - arguably the most significant in Australia. One of the major highlights is a chart of the Indian Ocean and Asia — one of only four copies in the world — printed on vellum by Jacob Colom in 1633. Other highlights include: an extremely rare 1515 map by Albrecht Dürer and Johannes Stabius depicting the world as a sphere; a beautiful hand-coloured copy of the iconic nineteen counties (the legal boundaries of the colony up to that date) map produced by Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1834; the 1940 Tindale map showing the distribution of Aboriginal nations in NSW; and  a selection of rare early maps showing the gradual colonisation and expansion of Sydney from a penal settlement to a bustling metropolis. The Map Rooms are located on the first floor of the Mitchell Building, 1 Shakespeare Place, open every day.

Indefinite - Tampa, Florida
The Touchton Map Library and Florida Center for Cartographic Education, at The Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water Street, is home to more than 8,000 maps, charts and other documents dating back from the early European exploration of North America more than 500 years ago up through the early 21st century. A rotating exhibition of selected maps from the collection can be viewed in the map gallery.

Indefinite - Vienna
The Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library, Palais Mollard, Herrengasse 9, is the world's only institution devoted to the study of globes and related instruments like armillary spheres and planetariums. On display in eight rooms are many of the more than 460 globes owned by the Museum. Additionally there is a bilingual (German and English) multimedia presentation about globe history, globe making, and the use of globes. Additional information from globen(at) or Tel.: (+43 1) 534 10-710 or Fax: (+43 1) 534 10-319.

Indefinite – Washington
In 2011, Albert H. Small donated to George Washington University Museum, 701 21st Street NW, his unrivaled collection of 1,000 maps and prints, rare letters, photographs, and drawings that document the history of Washington, DC. A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection presents highlights of the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, including Mr. Small's first acquisition and other items that explore what motivates individuals to collect.

Indefinite – Williamsburg
The first large-scale expansion and upgrade to the building that houses the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg since they were first joined under one roof in 2007 is complete. Guests at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are now able to enjoy an enhanced visitor experience through a new wing that adds 65,000 square feet to the building, numerous improved amenities as well as several new exhibitions. A new exhibition Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic, explores how America’s indigenous peoples, flora, fauna and landscapes influenced iconography on maps of the continent and how those symbols changed, evolved or stayed the same over the course of two centuries. Featured in the exhibition are maps that date from 1590, which depicts the “New World” as a literal Garden of Eden and will be on view for the first time, to an 1822 map celebrating the relatively newly established United States as well as recent acquisitions and other maps never before exhibited at the Art Museums.

September 4, 2021 – Indefinite - Eastsound, Washington
How do you get to Orcas Island? How did the early explorers find their way before they even knew what was there to be found? The Orcas Island Historical Society’s new exhibition Mapping Orcas: The Way Home features an extraordinary collection of maps, most of which were assembled, restored, and reproduced by photographer Peter C. Fisher of Orcas Island. Also featured in the museum are exquisite, hand-drawn, original maps by the late Jean Putnam. Maps include the township section map (1888-1895) by J.J.Gilbert, a variety of geological and navigational charts, and a number of maps specially created for the “edification” of tourists and amusement of locals. Also exhibited is a reproduction of a really old map, edited by three explorers in the 18th century, that certainly verifies Juan de Fuca’s 16th-century description of the islands he saw on his voyage to the Northwestern part of the largely unknown continent. Two mid-nineteenth-century maps by John Wilkes and his expedition show great leaps in the inaccuracy of surveying and navigational methods. The Museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. It’s that cluster of log cabins on North Beach Road, right beside the Village Green. Admission is by donation.

February 22, 2022 – July 7, 2023 – Seville
The first circumnavigation of the world, which began in 1519 and ended in 1522, is the greatest exploratory feat in history, which can be compared with more recent milestones such as the arrival on the Moon. Maps and the first circumnavigation of the world / The expedition of Magellan and Elcano shows a cartographic tour of interesting aspects of the trip: its background, preparations, development and consequences. Starting from the geographical concepts of the ancients, we will go through the unexpected discovery of the American continent, the Tordesillas treaty by which Spain and Portugal shared the world, the cartographic espionage between the two Iberian powers, the spice trade as a real objective of the expedition or the first maps of the Strait of Magellan and the Moluccas Islands, all set in Spain in the 16th century. Exhibition can be viewed in Museo Casa de la Ciencia, Av. de María Luisa.

July 3, 2022 - June 24, 2023 - Montpelier, Vermont
The Vermont Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will open a new exhibit about Vermont cartographer James Wilson, A New American Globe: Geography, Identity, and Craft in Early Vermont, at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. The exhibit will provide a new look at Wilson and his impact on the field of cartography in the United States. This exhibit reexamines Wilson’s life and career, with new scholarship led by the Vermont Historical Society to better understand his place in history. Along the way, the exhibit will put a particular focus on the role that maps provide in our lives, and how names hold a particular power over the locations that they signify. The exhibit will feature three of Wilson’s globes: one 16 inch terrestrial globe manufactured between 1810 and 1818 in Bradford, Vermont, and two 13-inch globes from 1831 and manufactured in Albany, New York. The exhibit additionally will feature a number of items from the Vermont Historical Society’s collection related to cartography, including surveying equipment, maps (of all types and materials), and more.

July 20, 2022 – May 18, 2023 - East Molesey, Surrey
In the early days of formal education, embroidery substituted for reading, writing and maths, so we see the use of "Map Samplers" in which girls learned writing and geography as well as embroidery. A Girl's Education in Stitch, an exhibition of the Royal School of Needlework can be visited in Hampton Court Palace.

September 23, 2022 - June 23, 2023 – Berkeley
Containing items ranging from handmade Indigenous maps to those based on works of fiction, Bancroft Library’s newest cartography exhibit brings a rich breadth of treasures for public display. The exhibit, Visualizing Place: Maps from The Bancroft Library, will be on display in the Bancroft Gallery. While the exhibit contains maps from around the world, there are many maps of the Bay Area and Mexico. One of the exhibit’s highlights is a hand-drawn 1776 watercolor map of San Francisco — one of the earliest maps of its kind.

October 21, 2022 - October 29, 2023 – Leiden
Are maps really that truthful or is there sometimes a different message than you initially perceive? A map is always a simplification of reality, where it is reduced, distorted and selected. This allows the reader to be sent literally and figuratively. Leiden University Libraries and the Museum of Ethnology are jointly organizing the exhibition Maps: Navigating and Manipulating. The exhibition shows maps from all over the world, in combination with works by contemporary artists. The exhibition is in the Museum of Ethnology, Steenstraat 1.

October 22, 2022 – September 3, 2023 - Rochester, Massachusetts
The Rochester Historical Society, 355 County Road, opened its new exhibit: Maps, Signs and Celebrations. This exhibit displays some of the signs and maps in our collection and connects both to people and places. Included is a pull-down Walling map of Rochester in 1856. This map probably graced a classroom wall in that era. Walling maps are prized because their creator, H.F. Walling, born in Burriville, Rhode Island, was well respected in the field of cartography. The Historical Museum will open on June – August each Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. To visit the museum in September though June, call 508-295-8908 for an appointment or email <rochestermahistoricalsociety(at)>.

November 3, 2022 - May 2023 – Lisbon
The Door to the Pacific: A cartographic journey through the Strait of Magellan is a cartographic exhibition, in Galeria Ciências (Building C4), of the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, about the construction of the image of the Strait of Magellan in the early modern period: a long, complex and discussed process, influenced by many and diverse factors, including the geographic complexity of the Strait of Magellan. 22 maps between 1520 and 1620 are displayed, documenting the evolution of the representation of the Strait of Magellan over these 100 years. This exhibition is part of the Making the Earth Global: Early Modern Nautical Rutters and the Construction of a Global Concept of the Earthproject , funded by the European Research Council (ERC) within the framework of the European Union's Horizon research and innovation programme.

November 17, 2022 - June 30, 2023 – Portland, Maine
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education announces our latest exhibition, Industry, Wealth, and Labor: Mapping New England’s Textile Industry. Inspired by the map library’s recent acquisition of a collection of textile mill insurance plans and historic maps from the American Textile History Museum, this exhibition addresses the temporal, geographic, and demographic components of New England’s cotton textile industry from the early 19th century until the middle of the 20th century. Please enter the Glickman Family Library and proceed through the arcade to the Osher Map Library reference room and gallery entrance at 314 Forest Ave.

December 3, 2022 - October 29, 2023 - Cartersville, Georgia
Treasures of NOAA’s Ark will explore the history of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and how this federal agency has impacted people across the nation and the world. As the organization has evolved and grown over the years, NOAA has become an international leader on scientific and environmental issues. Treasures of NOAA’s Ark will feature 18th-century maps and charts and early scientific instruments. The exhibition will highlight NOAA’s legacy of science, service, and stewardship and explore how we are all connected to the environment. Exhibition can be seen at Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Dr.

January 13, 2023 - August 19, 2023 – Boston
The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., will have a new temporary exhibition. Building Blocks: Boston Stories from Urban Atlases shows small-scale stories of urban change. Visitors will discover how the atlas collections opens up a world of fascinating stories, with vignettes including the country’s first African Meeting House in the heart of Beacon Hill, landmarks of leisure like the “Derby Racer” and “Giant Safety Thriller” amusement rides in Revere, public health infrastructure on Gallops Island in the former South Bay, and many more.

January 13, 2023 - Indefinite – Boston
Becoming Boston: Eight Moments in the Geography of a Changing City can be seen in the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. The exhibition follows the changing spatial forms of the place we now call Boston. Maps trace out the complicated history of places, and we can use them to document geography in much the same way that we can use diaries and letters to document biography. In the eight cases of this exhibition, we follow the changing spatial forms of the place we now call Boston—from before the landscape carried that name all the way through the struggles, clashes, and dreams that continue to reshape the city today.

January 31, 2023 - May 21, 2023 - Walla Walla, Washington
Maxey Museum, on campus of Whitman College, is now showcasing an abundance of Indian maps. Mapping India exhibition takes history fanatics on a new route. You may walk by and see one map after another, thinking that they’re just the same picture with different dimensions. If you take a closer look, however, you start to notice some striking differences between the prints. Some of the maps are new, and some are old. Some are colorful, and some are sketched in black and white. Some are in English, and some are in Hindi. Each of the distinctive maps tells a different story, and the collection as a whole provides a vibrant journey through time.

February 10, 2023 – October 22, 2023 - The Hague
The National Archives of The Netherlands, Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 20, manages a collection of 300,000 maps and drawings, and 400 atlases and map books. These maps were all created from a particular perspective and for a specific purpose, such as managing the Dutch dune area or building a new road network. Some maps were also used as propaganda tools and to control areas of land. Based on the themes On the way, Maps and Colonialism and Malleable Netherlands, the National Archives shows the ideas and intentions of clients and map makers in the exhibition On the Map. Interviewees talk about historical maps that have a personal meaning for them. As a visitor you can also give your personal meaning to our maps by compiling your own travel journal.

March 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023 – Stanford
Cartographers face particular challenges in accurately capturing the dynamic nature of urban spaces. The ten maps in the exhibit Seeing Cities: 10 Maps Over 200 Years showcase two centuries of representational strategies for visualizing the richness of urban landscapes. Exhibit can be seen in David Rumsey Map Center, Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall.

March 2, 2023 - July 16, 2023 – Amsterdam
Open kaart [Open map] – from atlas to street map shows seven centuries of cartography in the Netherlands and takes a look into the future. The exhibition, at Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, shows an enormous diversity of maps from the 15th century and shares the stories behind them. All maps, including work by Blaeu, Ortelius, Ptolemy and Bos, belong to the cartography collection of the Allard Pierson, one of the most important in Europe. A large part is on loan from the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (KNAG), which celebrates its 150th anniversary in March.

April 15, 2023 – October 29, 2023 - Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Some 20 maps of Shepherdstown, Jefferson County and the surrounding area will be on display in a new exhibit that will kick off the 2023 season at the Historic Shepherdstown Museum, 129 E. German St. The exhibit entitled Great Dreams: Maps of Shepherdstown and Jefferson County from the 17th through the 21st Century includes several original maps owned by the Museum, including what is believed to be Thomas Shepherd’s original plat map of Mecklenburg, both an 1852 and an 1883 Map of Jefferson County by S. Howell Brown, an 1890 plat map of Shepherdstown by S.E. Humrickhouse, and a 1920s Shaw and Whitmer map of Jefferson County. In addition, the exhibit includes maps that show the evolution of Jefferson County, several Civil War-era maps, and an aerial map that outlines the Historic District of Shepherdstown. Museum is open only on Saturdays 11am- 5pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm.

April 17, 2023 - May 2024 - Boulder, Colorado
Featuring the works of two contemporary women artists, Charlotte Bassin and Deborah Cole, and maps from the Earth Sciences & Map Library collection; No Boundaries: Women Transforming the World highlights how using maps in art-making prompts us to re-evaluate what we know about space, place and depiction of ourselves in the world. The exhibit will also a display a number of maps by women cartographers from the map collection highlighting the historic and current role of women in cartography, exploration and geographic representation. Exhibit can be seen in Earth Sciences & Map Library, Benson Earth Sciences Building, 2200 Colorado Avenue.

April 21, 2023 - May 20, 2023 – Manila
Scarborough Shoal and the Spratlys in Ancient Maps: an exhibition at the Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia, 2, Makati, featuring the “Carta Hydrographica y Chorographica de las Islas Filipinas”, more commonly known as the Murillo Velarde 1734 map — the oldest known map in Philippine history; and Justice Carpio’s old Philippines map collection. Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio “Tony” Carpio, whose personal advocacy was (and still is) the protection and preservation of Philippine territorial and maritime sovereignty, specifically in the West Philippine Sea, immediately saw the value of the Murillo Velarde map to counter the adverse claims of China on Philippine territory.

May 5-14, 2023 – Glasgow
A new ‘bird’s eye view’ map of Glasgow has been created by a city artist – almost 160 years after the original caused a sensation. Will Knight used drones to help him make the artwork, which is an incredibly detailed snapshot of modern Glasgow, while his predecessor, Thomas Sulman, did his research in a hot air balloon. Now, both the Sulman map of 1864 and the Knight map are being displayed side by side in an exhibition at the New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street.

May 5, 2023 - June 4, 2023 – Mumbai
The exhibition titled Mapped! — Surveys that left behind a legacy, will introduce viewers to a multitude of maps that not only elaborate on the journey of cartography, as a field of inquiry, but also reference periods in history. The exhibition is being organised by The Urban Heritage Committee of the Rotary Club of Bombay and The Asiatic Society of Mumbai. Featured are survey maps and the earliest mappings of the Indian Subcontinent. The activity was first started by William Lambton and was later taken up by his assistant George Everest. The exhibition can be viewed 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, all days, at Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort.

May 20, 2023 - September 30, 2023 - Greenfield, Massachusetts
The Greenfield Historical Society, 43 Church St, will open for the season this year with the new exhibit Rivers, Roads & Railroads. The exhibit will feature photos, paintings, maps and other items, highlighting, in particular, recent donations from the estate of Peter Spencer Miller, including items of his grandfather Archie Spencer’s long career as an engineer on the Boston and Maine Railroad. The museum is open every Saturday between the hours of noon and 3 p.m.

June 1, 2023 - September 15, 2023 - Tahoe City, California
Gatekeeper’s Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd., announces a new exhibit Discovering Lake Tahoe Historical Maps 1849-1942. Learn about the European-American discovery of Lake Tahoe and how the basin was originally mapped. Explore what these historical maps reveal about the political, economic and cultural climate in Lake Tahoe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original maps and a first-edition copy of John C. Fremont’s 1842, 1843 and 1844 expedition are on display.

June 2-11, 2023 - Cassis, France
Exhibition of old maps and plans of Cassis and Provence, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century can be seeen at Salles voûtées de Cassis, Mairie, Place Baragnon.

June 8, 2023 – September 2023 – Stanford
In 2022, the
David Rumsey Map Center and California Map Society co-sponsored our first ever student exhibition curation competition. We received a remarkable number of sophisticated proposals from students at institutions across the west coast, and from this pool our panel of judges selected Stanford class of 2025 undergraduate Arjun Maheshwari's Segmented Cities concept to stage as a full exhibition at the Rumsey Center, Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall. Arjun's exhibition engages with the variety of cartographic techniques employed to illustrate complex competing cultural and ethnic dynamics in urban areas.

June 9, 2023 – July 28, 2023 - Blacksburg, Virginia
Visions of Blacksburg is a visual journey of Blacksburg’s history through photographs and maps at the Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation, 204 Draper Rd. SW. In addition to photos, the exhibition includes maps of Blacksburg, as well as Montgomery County beginning in 1789.

September 9, 2023 – April 27, 2024 – Boston
How do Bostonians get from here to there in a city full of trains, trolleys, ferries, and more? Whether in the familiar colored lines of today’s MBTA map or the complicated timetables of long-vanished omnibus routes, maps have long been an indispensable instrument for getting around town. Getting Around Town: Four Centuries of Mapping Boston in Transit will feature an extraordinary collection of transit maps dating from the seventeenth century to the present, and invites questions about how people have moved around the city in the past, present, and future. Exhibition can be seen in Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street. Guest curated by Steven Beaucher, author of Boston in Transit and owner of WardMaps.

May 10, 2024 - August 31, 2024 – Boston
In the early decades of nineteenth-century China, two series of large-format maps, one terrestrial and one celestial, were printed in the city of Suzhou. They were printed as eight loose sheets using Prussian blue, the first large scale use of this pigment in East Asia, in the unusual manner of a rubbing from a stone-stele, resulting in most of the paper appearing in bright blue. The terrestrial maps present the realm of the Qing Empire (1644–1911) and selected surrounding regions. The four extant editions of the celestial maps, dated to 1822 and 1826, present a planisphere of all the known stars and extensive descriptions of known celestial bodies and their related celestial mechanics. The exhibition Mapping Heaven and Earth: The Blue Maps of China considers these two maps in the contexts of their production, consumption, and functions revealing them as unique in the global history of mapmaking. Guest curated by Dr. Richard Pegg, Director and Curator of the MacLean Collection. Exhibition can be seen in Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street.

Last Updated on May 23, 2023 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>