6 Dec 2012

Putting Scotland on the Map: Bartholomew Exhibition at the National Library of Scotland

Putting Scotland on the Map: The World of John Bartholomew and Son.

The new winter exhibition at the National Library of Scotland (NLS).

Bartholomew Exhibition Advert
“John Bartholomew and Son was one of Scotland's most influential firms. This exhibition showcases material from the Bartholomew Archive Collection to explore how this Edinburgh-based company produced their world-renowned maps.

Visit this exhibition and follow the life of a map from the compilation of source material, to hand-made engraving tools, to the bustle of the printing room floor. Discover the upside down and back to front world of the copperplate engravers!

Told though oral history recordings, photographs, tools and some of the unique manuscript maps from the Bartholomew Archive, this is the fascinating story of a firm who really did help to put Scotland on the map.” (Text from NLS material)

7 December 2012 - 7 May 2013, free, at George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW.

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