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)kozlib.gr 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.



Indefinite – 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)lajollamapmuseum.org) or Roz Gibson (roz(at)lajollamapmuseum.org) 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)onb.ac.at or Tel.: (+43 1) 534 10-710 or Fax: (+43 1) 534 10-319.



Indefinite – Washington
Mapping a Growing Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784 is an exhibition at the Library of Congress featuring the first map of the newly independent United States that was compiled, printed and published in America by an American. The exhibition will be located in the Great Hall North Gallery on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. Free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Rare and historically important, the Abel Buell map also was the first map to be copyrighted in the United States. Seven copies of the map are known to exist, and this copy is considered the best preserved and, therefore, is the most frequently chosen for illustration of Buell’s work. Also on display will be four early maps of North America by John Mitchell, Carington Bowles, Thomas Hutchins and William Faden, which were created from 1755 to 1778. Buell most likely consulted these maps when he engraved his large wall map. A 1784 map of the United States by William McMurray, which was published nine months after Buell’s map, will complete the exhibition.



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 28, 2019 - Indefinite - Windsor, Ontario
The Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West, has over 600 historic maps in its archival collection. These maps include original, hand-copied and mechanically-reproduced publications dating from the early 17th century to the early 21st century. Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County will highlight an extensive selection of maps, many of which will be on display for the first time.



February 14, 2020 – February 12, 2023 – Oakland
We all use maps in our everyday lives—to navigate public transportation, find places to eat, and visualize big data like weather patterns or political opinions. But have you ever considered the deeper stories maps tell us? In You Are Here: California Stories on the Map, you’ll discover there’s more to maps than meets the eye. Showcasing a diverse range of maps from Oakland, the Bay Area, and California—from environmental surroundings and health conditions to community perspectives and creative artworks—experience how maps can be a powerful tool to share unique points of view and imagine a better future. Explore new perspectives of familiar places through maps made by the community, and mark your own stories on the community map inside the exhibition. The exhibit encompasses more than 50 maps divided with segmented focus on climate change, nature, public health, community projects, and maps from a personal perspective. It can be viewed in Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St.



September 4, 2021 - September 2022 - 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.



January 28, 2022 - December 31, 2022 - Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Moravian Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our newest exhibition Charting the Unknown: Early Moravian Maps. Through archival documents, historic maps, and objects from the collection of the Moravian Historical Society, visitors will be taken on a journey through the fertile lands of the Pennsylvanian frontier. The exhibition explores surveying techniques, the conflicts between indigenous communities and Europeans, and the Moravian contributions to surveying, early cartography, and town planning. The Moravian Historical Society’s Whitefield House museum is open daily from 1:00–4:00 p.m. and is located at 214 East Center Street.



March 18, 2022 - December 28, 2022 – Boston The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.,will have a major new exhibition More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape. In this exhibition, we’ll be exploring how maps and geography provide a way of understanding how the control of nature has intertwined with struggles for justice. Some of these stories date from a period far earlier than modern environmentalism, like the 1684 deed in which white settlers officialized their taking of what is now East Boston as private property, or the 1878 map of “offensive odors” which shows how Boston began filling in estuaries in order to please the senses of elite neighborhoods like the Back Bay. We'll be working with both historical and modern maps to examine how to look at environmental protection and social justice as twin issues.



March 26, 2022 - October 23, 2022 - Albany, New York
The idea for this exhibition, You Are Here: Mapping Our World, originated in 2021 when the Albany Institute of History & Art received twenty historic maps from donor Rachel Lee. Lee's husband, Michael Insel (1947-2017), enjoyed collecting and displaying maps that showed the Hudson Valley, and particularly the village of Kinderhook, New York, the community where the couple maintained a weekend residence. Michael's collection of maps allowed the couple to locate their geographic place in the world across four centuries of cartographic history. Seventeen of those maps are included in this exhibition, along with maps, globes, books, and historic objects that were already part of the Institute's collection.



April 5, 2022 - September 25, 2022 – Münster
The Dutch copper engraver Remigius Hogenberg produced an engraving showing the cityscape of Münster. And he gave the council on May 26, 1570 a proof of the work just completed. The only surviving print of this copper engraving, which is kept in the British Library in London, is now being returned to Münster for the exhibition Münster 1570 – Geschichte und Geschichten aus der Hauptstadt Westfalens [Münster 1570 - history and stories from the capital of Westphalia] which is being held in Stadtmuseum Münster, Salzstraße 28. In addition, the museum shows the original manuscript by Hermann Kerssenbroick, then head of the Münster Cathedral School, which has been lost for more than 400 years. He also portrayed the "capital of Westphalia" vividly: in the manuscript created between 1566 and 1573.



April 9, 2022 - November 27, 2022 - Kingston, New Jersey
Kingston: On The Map will be exhibited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the History Room at the D&R Canal Locktender’s House, on old Lincoln Highway off Route 27. The display uses journal entries and prints of a dozen historical maps to illustrate Kingston’s evolution, from settlement to commercial center to modern community. One map shows how Kingston moved between the colonies of east and west New Jersey. Another shows both Kingston and Princeton divided by county lines.



April 11, 2022 - October 26, 2022 – London
The exhibition, Magnificent Maps of London, will be at the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road. It will be open Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm and entry is free. The Civitas Londinium, also known as the Woodcut or Agas map, was made by an unnamed map maker in the 1570s and gives a unique bird’s eye view of London, across the Thames from Southwark towards the hills of Hampstead and Highgate. This very rare opportunity to see one of only three known copies of the map will transport visitors to the streets (and fields) of Tudor London. The exhibition also includes maps created in the 19th-century showing the spread of then fatal diseases like typhoid, cholera and smallpox, which inflicted terrible loss of life in Victorian London. The exhibition will also include work by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg, John Rocque, John Ogilby and William Morgan, Richard Horwood, and Christopher and John Greenwood.



June 4, 2022 - September 11, 2022 – Sint-Niklaas
The urge to explore and understand the world is one of the most fundamental human qualities. Nowhere do we see this more clearly than in the history of navigation. Mankind, driven by economic, political, scientific and religious factors, has explored the seas for centuries. From the Minoans in the Mediterranean to the Vikings in the north and the Polynesians with their stick charts to today's cutting-edge satellite technology, the ingenuity and courage of the sailors continues to capture the imagination. The exhibition Right through the sea. Navigating from 1500 to Today tells the story of five centuries at sea with an ever-growing knowledge of cartography, geography and astronomy. This exhibition, which covers almost 1,200 m² at at the Stem and the Mercator Museum, will guide you through time. Animations, replicas and interactive screens will immerse you in the atmosphere of shipping. Highlights of the exhibit include handwritten manuscripts and portolan maps, a partially recreated ship's bridge from a historic naval vessel, the world's oldest Sanskrit astrolabe, handcrafted curiosities from bored crew members on board, and one of the largest private collections of sextants.



June 15, 2022 – October 11, 2022 – Portland, Maine
The
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is announces our summer exhibit Vacationland: Mapping Tourism in Maine. The narrative structure of Vacationland looks at tourism through the lens of travel and transportation, quite literally the mapping of tourism in Maine from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. This exhibition invites you to think about the changing landscape interventions created by and for tourists, as well as the impact such changes had on people living in Maine year round, and upon the environment.To book your timed ticket, please click here. 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.



June 29, 2022 – October 30, 2022 - Cotuit, Massachusetts
Intricately carved designs fill most of the galleries at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, as the major new exhibition Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art displays more than 250 pieces loaned from 15 private New England collections and seven museums in four states. The exhibit presents an array of carved objects both practical and decorative, including baskets, boxes, tools, fashion accessories, walking sticks and utensils. There are also rare examples of carved ornamental keepsakes depicting maps, portraits, domestic scenes and patriotic images; detailed portrayals of sailing vessels; and engravings of whaling scenes.



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 9, 2022 - October 1, 2022 - Wichita Falls, Texas
With Midwestern State University marking its centennial, Tracee Robertson, director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas, wondered what the museum could do to be part of the celebration. museum staff gathered pieces of collections from the Moffett Library and the individual colleges. The exhibition, Belong, Connect, Discover: 100 Years of MSU Texas Treasures, was created. Moffett Library has loaned maps from the Forrest D. Monahan Collection. The former MSU Texas history professor collected more than 500 railroad maps, guides, photographs, journals and books about the American railroad system.



July 22, 2022 - January 8, 2023 - New Haven
The exhibition The World in Maps, 1400-1600 presents many of the most historically significant manuscript maps from the late medieval and early modern period from the Beinecke Library’s vast collection of maps. It is focused on portolan charts - large, colorful charts that showed the shoreline of the Mediterranean, and were used by sailors to navigate from port to port. The flat display cases on the ground floor of the historic Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St., enable us to show twelve large maps alongside one another to allow the viewer to make comparisons between maps made at various periods and times in the crucial years surrounding the discovery, from the European perspective, of the new world.



August 8, 2022 – September 30, 2022 – London
Lambeth Palace’s newish library building currently has an exhibition of old maps. Layers of Lambeth: A look at the collections shows how this part of London developed over the centuries. The collection ranges from the 17th to 19th century, from when all around here were fields through the arrival of the railways to modern social planning maps. The development of Lambeth Palace and its estates is also featured from woods in Camberwell to Timber yards in Waterloo. As an exhibition, it’s a good mix of documents and gives fresh insights into the area. It’s also a good excuse to visit the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new library building at 15 Lambeth Palace Road.



August 25, 2022 - December 9, 2022 - College Station, Texas
One of the only pristine historical maps of Texas now resides at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, 400 Spence St. Among the collection is Stephen F. Austin’s 1830 Map of Texas, a landmark piece of Texas and cartographic history as the first map of Texas to be printed in the United States by H.S. Tanner and the second map of Texas ever to be printed – the first being printed in Mexico City. This map, among others, will be on display as part of the exhibit Charting Texas – A History of the State Through Maps.



August 25, 2022 – March 11, 2023 - San Francisco
Mapping a Changing California: Selections from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., shows how the history of cartography is intertwined with the formation of California as a sub-nation of almost 40 million inhabitants. Maps, in short, didn’t just lay out this topologically weird state. They all but created it. An exhibit about surveying the land, laying claim to it and, ultimately marketing it, the show includes everything from geographically dubious illustrations from Junipero Serra’s era to maps of ghost towns to mid-’60s guides to Disneyland attractions. The Gulf of California might not extend to the Oregon border, but this fake island has a lot going for it—with the acknowledgment that the discipline of cartography grew out of imperialism.



September 7-21, 2022 – London
The Royal Institute of Navigation's 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Waves of Navigation, is at Royal Geographical Society Pavilion, 1 Kensington Gore. Showcasing highlights from RIN's archival history, the people behind key developments and a timeline of radio navigation, Waves of Navigation also looks forward, asking timely questions about global challenges and sustainability in the 21st century.



September 16, 2022 - October 22, 2022 – Bucharest
From Ţepeş to Brâncuşi – 5 centuries of history and culture in the Romanian space is an exhibition of more than 350 maps, books, manuscripts and rare images about the history and culture of the Romanians. It can be seen at ARCUB - Hanul Gabroveni, Str. Lipscani no. 84-90, in one of the most original and ambitious private exhibition projects in our country. The exhibition illustrates the history, culture and "Romanity of the Romanians" throughout the last five centuries (end of the 15th century - beginning of the 20th century) in original and original forms, including a map of Dacia from the 15th century.



September 16, 2022 - February 4, 2023 - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
From the copper mines of the Boundary District through to the coalfields of the Crowsnest, railways shaped the development of social, political, and economic life in the Kootenays. As the various and competing rail lines created a vast transportation network that connected east to west, it also brought calamity – cutting through Indigenous territories, causing environmental distress, and exploiting First Nations people and Chinese immigrants in work camps. Back on Track, the latest history exhibition at the Touchstones Nelson Museum, 502 Vernon Street, explores both the vast opportunities and the detrimental practices that accompanied the expansion of the railways in the west. The exhibition features artifacts, photographs, maps, and other documents from museums, archives, and individuals around the region and beyond.



September 20, 2022 - December 20, 2022 – Macau
The Macau University of Science and Technology Library opened its Macau exhibition of ancient maps, showcasing historical records that contribute to the study of Macau history. The exhibition is divided into six parts, including Chinese maps of Macau, early Portuguese maps of Macau, Macau maps drawn in the Netherlands in the 17th century, Macau maps drawn by Western countries in the 18th century, Macau maps made before and after the Opium War, and a modern map of Macau. maps of Macau, early Portuguese maps of Macau, Macau maps drawn in the Netherlands in the 17th century, Macau maps drawn by Western countries in the 18th century, Macau maps made before and after the Opium War, and a modern map of Macau.


Last Updated on September 27, 2022 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>