Boston-Area Map Exhibitions

At the Boston Public Library’s Copley Square through June, Boston and Beyond, a collection of bird’s-eye-view maps of Boston and New England from the second half of the 19th century.

At Harvard University’s Pusey Library until April 1, Henry F. Walling and the Elevation of American Mapmaking. Walling (1825-1888) “was responsible for at least 117 large-scale maps of American towns and counties, nearly 20 state maps and atlases, substantial contributions to the work of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey, and important academic publications.” Also at the Pusey Library: Ukraine under Western Eyes: European Maps of Ukraine from the Renaissance to the 20th Century through May 5; The Lands of the Sophi: Iran in Early Modern European Maps (1550-1700) until August 23; and a permanent display of two Mercator globes. And at the Cabot Science Library until May 23, From Soundings to Sidescan Sonar: Mapping the Ocean Floor.

All free admission. As if Chicago should have all the fun. Via MAPS-L.