St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery Showcases Early Printed Maps
St. John's College
Event date and times:
March 1, 2013, 12:00 PM
Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Friday. Closed Monday.
The revolutionary invention of printing in the 1450s made it possible to distribute consistent cartographic and geographic information. Advances in science and navigation, coupled with advances in reproduction through moveable type and the engraving process, launched a new view of Earth and its controversial place as an orbiting planet. “Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700,” on view from March 1 to April 13 at St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery, showcases 30 early printed maps from the Wendt Collection. As part of the opening reception, Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “First Printed Maps” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop. Families are welcome to the opening reception, which will be held on March 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.