Another Garrett Library Exhibition
Either there’s an awful lot of map-related activity going on at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library (see previous entry), or Google Alerts is particularly good at picking up their stories. Either way, here’s a Shorthorn article on their latest exhibition, about the European Age of Exploration.
The exhibit, which is on the sixth floor of the Central Library, features replicas spanning nearly five centuries of mapmaking and includes the division’s first use of interactive computer technology in a public display.
The electronic guide introduces visitors to a medieval mappamundi, or world map. Geographic representations from this period include religious imagery and historical figures from artists “explaining the world as well as drawing it,” said exhibit curator David Buisseret, a history professor.