January 26
Part One of the exhibition closes January 27, 2023. Part Two will be open beginning February 23, 2023.
Visualizing Place: Maps from The Bancroft Library highlights
the Library’s diverse and extensive map holdings. Selected
from across Bancroft’s collections, these works chart the
evolution of cartography from the early printed atlas born
during the period of European contact to contemporary
maps displaying cultural, social, and imaginary narratives—
from those that show California as an island to those that
help us examine a place, be it a city, a region, or a nation.
Whether printed, hand drawn, or digitally produced, maps
help us understand our own neighborhoods, our broader
region, and our global environment. There is no right way to
look at a place in time, but, together, these map selections
allow us to visualize the familiar through a different lens. The Bancroft Library Gallery Bancroft Library