Mapmaking: Sources from the Geography Library, Map Library, and Special Collections

April 15 - August 14, 2015

Department of Special Collections
976 Memorial Library
728 State Street

This exhibit honors the path-breaking accomplishments of the History of Cartography Project, which has just published volume six, Cartography in the Twentieth Century.

Tom Tews of the Geography Library and Jaime Stoltenberg of the Robinson Map Library on campus worked with us to select items for the exhibit, which also includes materials from the History of Cartography Project collections. On display are maps, books, aerial photographs, and related items from the 16th century to the 21st, with most from the 20th century, in line with the focus of Cartography in the Twentieth Century.

The exhibit also honors the important contributions of Arthur H. Robinson, founder of the Robinson Map Library, University of Wisconsin Cartographic Laboratory, and Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office, and David Woodward, who, with J. B. Harley, founded the History of Cartography Project. Woodward was also a valued friend of the Department of Special Collections and accomplished book artist.

cover of 20th century Italian atlas