|New York Map Society
New York Map Society member Jack Eichenbaum recommends you see the Museum of the
City of New York exhibition: "NY at its Core: 400 years of NYC History." Jack says: "I found it
AWESOME (a word I use with discretion!). This exhibit will require multiple visits, and
incorporates history, geography, ecology, and culture, and the narrative uses words, pictures,
maps and objects.”
Through September 30, 2018
"Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green
Spaces," at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
at the Boston Public Library.
In this exhibition, you will learn how the country’s
oldest public park grew from a grazing pasture to
an iconic recreational and social center, how
19th-century reformers came to view parks as
environmental remedies for ill health, how
innovative landscape architects fashioned green
oases in the midst of a booming metropolis, and
what the future holds for Boston’s open spaces.
As you explore three centuries of open space in
Boston, perhaps you will feel inspired to go
outside and discover the green spaces in your
Through October 6, 2018
"Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos Since 1600," at the
Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
An exhibition of astronomical maps and illustrations, "Art of the
Spheres" is divided into two categories. "Works of Scientific
Investigation" features chromolithographs of various astronomical
phenomena, the moon, planets and deep sky objects from The
Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings (1881); "Popular and Pedagogic
Works" includes celestial globes, charts and other graphical
representations of the universe.
|1876 Boston Park
Parks and Parkways"
Norman B. Leventhal Map
|1887 L.W. Yaggy, "Yaggy’s
Geographical Study: Comprising
Physical, Political, Geological and
Osher Map Library.
Through May 26, 2018
"Westward the Course of Empire: Exploring and Settling the American West,"
from the Collection of J. C. McElveen, at the Grolier Club of New York, 47
East 60th St., New York, NY 10022
The exhibit, featuring some maps and travel narratives from the 17th and
18th centuries, focuses on exploring and mapping the American West in the
19th Century, from Lewis & Clark to the Pacific Railroad Surveys.
Through September, 2018
"The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden,
at Mystic Seaport, CT
This exhibit features the Vinland Map, the document that ignited
a controversy in 1965 as it purported to show the Vikings reached
and mapped a portion of the New World long before Christopher
Columbus. Experts concluded it is not legitimate, but it still has
much to tell us about issues of authenticity and the origins of
modern America. This exhibition will place the Vinland Map on
display in the U.S. for the first time in more than 50 years,
allowing those who have followed the saga to see its primary
evidence for the first time. Mystic Seaport will engage historians,
archaeologists, scientists, and other leading experts to share the
Map's story, and discuss its out-sized role in modern American
history. This exhibition is made possible in collaboration with the
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
|Vinland map, supposedly a a 15th
century Mappa Mundi, redrawn
from a 13th century original, and
drawn with black ink on animal skin.