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Crux - rare maps from the State Library of NSW : a free exhibition / presented by the State Library of New South Wales 20 March - 16 July 2000
Bib ID 4463840
Format MapMap
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State Library of New South Wales
 
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Description Sydney : State Library of New South Wales, 2000 
1 map : both sides, col. ; 48 x 70 cm. folded to 24 x 14 cm. 
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Featuring over 85 manuscript and printed maps and charts, the exhibition's run was extended to 30 July 2000.

"Sixteenth century: Portuguese and Spanish influence. Seventeenth century: the impact of Dutch discoveries. Eighteenth century: French and English rivalry."

"Crux explores the unveiling of the mysteries of the islands and continents of the Southern Hemisphere through the maps and charts of intrepid European navigators from the 16th to the 18th centuries."

"The State Library of New South Wales is fortunate in its outstanding holdings of rare maps and atlases in the Mitchell, Dixson and Rare Books collections from which the selections for Crux have been made."

Exhibition images available in a digitised form via the Internet http://image.sl.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/ebindshow.pl?doc=crux/a127;thumbs=1.

Subjects State Library of New South Wales -- Catalogs.  |  Maps -- Australia -- Exhibitions.  |  Map collections -- Australia.  |  Early maps -- Exhibitions.  |  Pacific Area -- Maps -- Exhibitions -- Catalogs.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Exhibitions.  |  Australia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Catalogs.  |  Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration -- Exhibitions.

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