Rosenbach Exhibition: You Are Here

Opening February 24 at the Rosenbach in Philadelphia: an exhibit called You Are Here: Maps and the Invention of Place:

Using examples from the Rosenbach’s collection — which spans over 300 years of cartography — the exhibition considers the carefully crafted and sometimes conflicting stories that maps tell through the information they include and exclude. Emphasizing the narrative quality of maps, from the personal history revealed in George Washington’s survey book to tales of global conflict depicted in a 1635 Belgian map of North America, You Are Here: Maps and the Invention of Place invites its audience to uncover the creative imagination and political contexts that have shaped maps throughout history.

Press release.