28 Jan 2010

Magnificent Maps Exhibition Featuring the Largest Book in the World

I’ve just come across some details of what looks like being a truly stunning exhibition featuring some of the greatest maps in the world.

The British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries will put on the
Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art exhibition during the summer.

The show will feature around 100 maps from the library’s collection of over 4 million cartographic items. These will include some of most impressive, beautiful and largest maps ever created, many of them on display for the first time. The exhibition will place the maps in their original settings and reveal why these maps were designed for propaganda, as art or to convey power and influence.

The collection will include the 1.75m (5ft) tall, 350 year old
Klencke Atlas.

Images of the amazing maps from
guardian.co.uk

The
Magnificent Maps exhibition will run from 30 April to 19 September, 2010.

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