Sunday, March 23, 2014

Harvard University: Expeditions and Discoveries

Allard, Carel, 1648–ca. 1709. Planisphaerii Coelestis Hemisphaerium Septentrional. Amsterdam: Covens et Mortier, 1730. MAP-LC G3190 1730 .A4. Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

The Expeditions and Discoveries collection includes 185 historic maps, dating from 1626 to the 20th century.
With the hundreds of maps illustrating texts, and the twenty atlases (numbering 1,547 pages) in the collection, the cartographic materials in Expeditions provide compelling visual documentation of exploration and scientific discovery in the modern and early modern age.


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