Past Exhibition

Information and Decoration

November 4, 2000 – January 6, 2001

Reflecting the increasing awareness of distant territories, and continued pride in home places, during the Age of Expansion, maps of whole countries and particular towns were created to be both informational and aesthetic. The exhibition will present a range of engraved, hand-colored Dutch, French, and English maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries drawn exclusively from the Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Collection.