|Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus by Johannes Blaeu (1659)|
Maps range from charts made by Australia's Aborigines, to sea charts, to great world maps showing Australia as blank conjectures. Artifacts include chronometers, bowls from the Dutch East India Company, and mariner’s calipers. Online extras for "Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia" include YouTube videos, podcasts, checklists, and interactive maps.
Head of maps at the British Library Peter Barber said: "You wouldn't get this exhibition in Europe because the institutions would never lend." The National Library’s curator of maps, Martin Woods, gushed, "I don't know how much more excited I could be!"
- Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia at the National Library
- Mapping Our World: exhibition highlights
- "Russell Crowe in Canberra to launch National Library of Australia's summer blockbuster," The Sydney Morning Herald, by Natasha Rudra and Sally Pryor