A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

The World of Historical Maps, an exhibit at University Library

古地図の世界 世界図とその版木
The World of Historical Maps

– Maps of the world and their printing blocks –

Venue: University of Tsukuba Library
Dates: October 1, Mon. to October 26, Fri.
Hours: 9:00am to 7:00pm, Closed on Saturdays and Sundays*
*Open 10am to 5pm during the University Festival this weekend.
Admission: Free

Special Lecture titled “ East Asia and World Maps”
October 7, Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Lecturer: Hideaki Otsuka, associate professor at the University

You can see the exhibition catalog here (pdf)

…or you can visit the exhibit online!
You can enlarge the images, and you can even rotate some images like this global map. I wish the historic map exhibit I visited this summer had a similar system, so I didn’t need to twist my body to read some writings that were upside down!

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