Eyes on the World

Cartography in the Age of Sail

Illustrated cherubs holding globe with a tall sailing ship in the background, a collage of art from materials in the James Ford Bell LibraryThis exhibit from the James Ford Bell Library features a wide range of maps and atlases produced by cartographers and printers from the 15th through the 18th century. These cartographers grappled with reconciling traditional world views with the constantly changing new information European travelers of all sorts brought back from around the globe.

Exhibit details

What: Eyes on the World: Cartography in the Age of Sail
When: Sept. 18, 2023 through Jan. 5, 2024
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Bell Gallery (ground floor) | Open during library hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday) | Parking & directions


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