Apr 28 2017

Picturing Places and the Klencke Atlas

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryPicturing Places and the Klencke Atlas

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This week the British Library launched an online collection of digitized “topographical materials” (i.e., views of and writings about places) called Picturing Places. More than 500 items—paintings, prints, drawings, texts and yes, maps—so far, sorted by theme and with dozens of accompanying articles. Picturing Places demonstrates that topography involves far more than straightforward ‘pictorial evidence’ of what a … Continue reading "Picturing Places and the Klencke Atlas"