On High: Cartography of Topography
The exhibition will explore the ways in which topography has been viewed and mapped throughout history. Though not a comprehensive history of mountain cartography, On High offers a fascinating glimpse at the ways in which cartographers from different periods and places have chosen to depict places of terrain.
This exhibition will include some of the more important maps in the history of world cartography, as well as maps from the exploration of the western United States. Highlights of the exhibit include a map from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, world maps from the 15th-18th centuries, Zebulon Pike’s map of the exploration of the Southwest, and many more. The exhibition will draw from the collection of Wesley A. Brown, a prominent map collector from Denver, and from the Henry S. Hall, Jr. American Alpine Club Library and Colorado Mountain Club Collection.