Mapping Our World: exhibition highlights

Macrobius (active 400)

Zonal world map, in Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, 11th century.

British Library, London
© The British Library Board (Harley 2772, f.70v)

Psalter world map, c.1265

British Library, London
©The British Library Board (Additional 28681)

Fra Mauro (c. 1390–1459)

Map of the world  1448-1453.
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

The loan of the Fra Mauro Map of the World has been generously supported by Kerry Stokes AC, Noel Dan AM and Adrienne Dan, Nigel Peck AM and Patricia Peck, Douglas and Belinda Snedden and the Embassy of Italy in Canberra.

Diogo Ribeiro (d.1533)

Planisphere (detail), 1529.

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City, Carte Nautiche Borgiano III
© 2013 Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Jean Rotz (c. 1505—after 1560)

World map, in The Boke of Idrography, 1542.

British Library, London
© The British Library Board (Royal 20.E.ix, ff.29v-30)

Hessel Gerritsz (c. 1581–1632)

Map of the Pacific Ocean, 1622.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, département des Cartes et Plans, SH, Arch. 30

Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699)

De zee-atlas ofte water-waereld

Amsterdam: 1659.
Maps Collection, National Library of Australia, Canberra, MAP Ra 10 MS SR

Cook (1728–1779) & Smith (1752–1831)

A plan of King George’s Island or Otaheite, 1769.

British Library, London
© The British Library Board (Additional 21593 B)

Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)

General chart of Terra Australis or Australia, London: 1814.

Tooley Collection (Maps), National Library of Australia, Canberra, MAP T 570

Exhibition checklist

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