Two Online Map Exhibits of Note

If you love cartography and like looking at maps for inspiration or otherwise these two online map exhibits are free for your viewing pleasure. The first is from the Cornell University Library Division of Rare & Manuscript Collection titled “Persuasive Cartography”

The collection reflects a variety of persuasive tools: allegorical, satirical and pictorial mapping; selective inclusion or exclusion; unusual use of projections, color, graphics and text; and intentional deception. Maps in the collection address a wide range of messages: religious, political, military, commercial, moral and social…

Browse the collection

The second collection is from the Boston Public Library exhibition entitled “Women in Cartography.” View the exhibition.

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