14 October 2013

Osher Map Library Presents "To the Ends of the Earth and Back"

Mercator's view of the North Pole.
Gerardus Mercator, Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1623.
The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, is now hosting an exhibit titled: "To the Ends of the Earth... and Back: Selections from the Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection," highlighting the centuries old quest to understand, map, and explore the Earth's polar regions.

"To the Ends of the Earth" showcases more than eighty maps, charts, photographs, and other artifacts, from the Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection.  The exhibit is on view through February 27, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Thursdays (with tours available by appointment).

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