Passion for Maps: A Brief History of The MacLean Collection with Curator Tom Hall
Thursday, July 22 @ 7pm at the History Center
Calling all cartography fans--this is a night you won't want to miss!
The MacLean Collection of Maps consists of more than thirty-five thousand maps that date from the fifteenth century to the present.
The map collection was begun by Barry MacLean in the early 1960s and continues to expand today. It includes a broad range of media and formats such as globes, wall maps, sheet maps, pocket maps, case maps, atlases, manuscript maps, relief maps, pictorial maps, Portolan charts, posters and cartographic games and puzzles. There is cartographic material covering all parts of the world, but the collection’s strengths include maps of the discovery and exploration of the Great Lakes, maps and atlases of American states and counties, British county maps, nineteenth century American maps, wall maps, and maps of the world.
Curator Tom Hall will provide an overview of the history of this impressive collection and discuss the importance of map conservation.
Map images courtesy of the MacLean Collection