Exhibit: Mapping Patagonia
April 28 @ 8:00 AM - August 31 @ 5:00 PM
This exhibit, drawn from AGSL collections, brings together over 40 historical maps, atlases, and books containing maps and imagery of Patagonia and countries in South American as a supplement to the recent “Maps & America”: Arthur Holzheimer Lecture, “Mapping Difference and Distance: Indigenous Presence on European Maps of Southern Patagonia in the Early Modern Period,” presented by Dr. Katherine Parker.
These maps, created by the European explorers and colonizers of South America, present an expanding European view of geographical features, place names, and cartographic style. As the maps change in the later 1800s and onward, the European viewpoint narrows and limits the exposure of the indigenous peoples and landscapes they encountered.