The David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce a new exhibit, entitled “Views: Portraying Place and Space” which is now open for viewing and will be available through the summer. This is the Center’s second exhibit and focuses on views as maps and includes atlases as well. The exhibit is divided in five sub-topics which further explore a broad definition of views. The topics are that of the built environment, the natural environment, profile views, views of the invisible, views from Japan and the cosmological order. This article begins with examining the most concrete—built environments, and ends with the intangible, cosmological views.

The exhibit will run at the David Rumsey Map Center from January 26, 2017 to August 31, 2017. The Center is usually open 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday – Friday, and is occasionally closed for classes. Please check our website prior to coming.

To view this digital exhibit, please click on curated features in the drop down menu above.