Maps By Night: Curator Talk with Nat Williams

Here begins the Dark Sea

Created by the monk Fra Mauro (c.1390-1459) in a monastery off Venice between 1448-53, this audacious and huge map of the world has often been said to be better known than understood. Historically, the map exhibited in Mapping Our World has been believed to be a copy after a destroyed original, its date and even its maker has been debated. This illustrated lecture by Nat Williams, The James and Bettison Treasures Curator, will shed light on some of the common misunderstandings around the map's production and history.

DINNER AT BOOKPLATE

Enjoy an exhibition dinner at bookplate - open late on Thursdays only from 30 January to 20 February 2014. http://bookplate.com.au/

Bookings essential: bookplatebookings@nla.gov.au

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia exhibition is not included in this event booking. Book your exhibition tickets NOW

Cost

$10

Where

Theatre

Location: 
Lower Ground 1

When

When: 
Thursday, 20 February, 2014
Start time: 
6pm
End time: 
7pm