the World is under my feet

the World is under my feet
screen shot from the movie 'Elizabeth the Golden Age'

Friday, 28 December 2012

Exhibition: Putting Scotland on the map

This half-year exhibition is about the history of one of the most influential mapmaking firms in Scotland, John Bartholomew & Son.

The National Library of Scotland exhibits nearly entire Bartholomew Archive to show the almost-200-year glory of the family business as well as the delicate craftsmanship of mapmaking. It displays manuscript maps, printed maps and atlases, books, photographs and mapmaking tools.

The most worth-to-be-mentioned is that the Bartholomew's Duncan Street premises is being used as an exhibit venue. This building was the headquarters of the Bartholomews when the firm moved to the location from Park Street Edinburgh in 1911.

Although this exhibition is being held by the NLS in Scotland and the company based in Scotland, the family did not only publish maps of Scotland but of England, Ireland, many cities and the whole world.

This exhibition runs from 7th December 2012 to 7th May 2013. Admission free

I must try my very best to revisit this lovely city and of course this extraordinary exhibition. I am also looking forward to a copy of 'Bartholomew 150 Years'.

My Bartholomew's maps:

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