Mapping Our World

Claudius Ptolemy (c.90-c.168) World Map in Cosmographia, Ulm, 1482

British Library, London © The British Library Board (IC.9303)

MAPPING OUR WORLD: Terra Incognita to Australia

National Library of Australia, Canberra for a limited season. 7 November 2013 – 10 March 2014

Take a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a Great South Land, to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia! Actor Russell Crowe opened this exhibition showcasing maps from the World’s Greatest Collections. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the circa 1450 Fra Mauro, one of the most famous world maps of all time. It has never left its home at the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice – until now. This is an Australian first and is only on display in Canberra.

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