During the Age of Discovery which begins with Magellan's demonstration that the Earth is round, demands for new maps soared and cartographers experimented with how to depict a spherical Earth on paper. This gave rise to the Golden Age of Dutch cartography when multi-volume atlases of the Earth and the cosmos became very popular.
Come and see how some of these cartographers represented the then known world and the type of instruments astronomers built to observe the skies in those times.
Selections of maps from the 16th and 17th centuries held in the UWA Special Collections are on display on the Ground Floor of the Reid Library.
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