South Wall, Right Case
Views of the World - 2
Cartographers have long represented the world in maps. The projections, graphic methods, and viewpoints have varied over the centuries, depending both on the state of cartographic knowledge and on the purpose of the map. The 12 maps in these two cases all take unique approaches and each one is a world unto itself. On the screen between the cases is today’s Google Earth, which shows the entire earth using satellite imagery at multiple resolutions, giving us a dynamic worldview that is yet again changing how we see and think about our planet.
These four maps by Andreas Cellarius are from his Atlas Coelestisseu Harmonia Macrocosmica, published by Gerardum Valk & Petrum Schenk. The maps are from the Glen McLaughlin Collection of Maps of California as an Island. Note how California is depicted within these views of the world within the realm of the cosmos. Please refer to the center case across the room to learn more about the McLaughlin Collection.