The World in Maps, 1400-1600


Beinecke Library at Yale – Sep 6, 2022

Ray Clemens, curator of Early Books & Manuscripts, explains what is on view in the Beinecke Library’s building wide exhibition.

For more information: https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/wor

This exhibition presents maps from several different historical groups and demonstrates how maps functioned to place people within a larger world context. While primarily focusing on European maps, it also includes Middle Eastern and Asian world maps to illustrate common elements and also highlight significant differences. In addition, the exhibition presents some map forgeries and how they were determined to be fakes using scientific and historic analysis.

For more information: The World in Maps is on view through January 8th, 2023.

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