Strait Through: Exhibition at Princeton University

Strait Through: Magellan to Cook and the Pacific, an exhibition from July 17, 2010, to January 2, 2011, in the main gallery of Princeton University’s Firestone Library, documents “the drama of the unfolding exploration of the Pacific Ocean that followed the discovery of the Strait of Magellan. In rare historic maps and the original printed narratives of the main European explorers, the exhibition traces 250 years (1520s-1770s) of both national and personal maritime achievements, as the map of the Pacific slowly developed into its present shape. Chronological maps of the Magellan Strait, Pacific Ocean, and Spice Islands (Moluccas) form the backdrop to exhibition cases devoted to individual explorers.” Via MapHist.