Wisconsin and Great Lakes Map Exhibition

On display at the University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Library until June 29, Making Maps, Making History: 300 Years of Original Maps from Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region:

The exhibit features an illustrated, hand-colored map of North America made in 1670, one of the first maps to show all five Great Lakes. […] Maps from the 18th century reflect the importance of waterways as transportation routes for fur traders and the struggle among European powers to claim New World territory. The exhibit also includes the first maps made of Wisconsin’s land surveys, state highways, railroads, native vegetation, and topography. The collection also includes nautical charts and a 3-D bathymetric survey of the Great Lakes. Several maps illustrate the latest capabilities of satellite remote sensing technology.

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