The World of Ptolemy and the Birth of the Cartographic Atlas

Library of Congress – Jun 10, 2022

Lecture by Library of Congress curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, John Hessler, Ptolemy and the Foundations of Western Cartography, including images of these rare atlases printed between 1475 and 1600 which have never been shown together as a complete group. Opening remarks by Associate Librarian of Congress, Robin Dale, and closing remarks by Mark Dimunation, Chief, Rare Book and Special Collections Divisions. For transcript and more information, visit

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