Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Mapping Our World Exhibition

The National Library of Australia Mapping Our World exhibition is an opportunity to view some rare and unique maps from around the world. The exhibition is running from now until 10 March 2014.

Even if you can't get to Canberra to visit the exhibition in person you can still view seven of the maps from the exhibition in a special online application developed with ESRI Australia. The Mapping our World app allows you to zoom in and explore the maps and the history behind these extraordinary cartographic documents.

The maps include the Ramsey Abbey Higden map from the 14th Century, the Fra Mauro Map of the World (1448–1453) and the Jean Rotz Atlas (1542).

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