Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Renaissance City Views

from Above and Afar
Braun and Hogenberg's 1572 map of Jerusalem
On Exhibit: March 14, 2011 - September 21, 2011
Between 1572 and 1617, Georg Braun, editor, and Franz Hogenberg, engraver, produced the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, a multi-volume collection of views of cities of the world published to complement the first modern atlas, Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, a map collection first published in 1570. Collector Jack Sosiak's large group of Braun and Hogenberg's city views are exhibited, together with related city views from Penn's own collections. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with a gathering of contributors to the Oxford Handbook on Cities in History.
Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 PM
Exhibition Opening
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
Friday, May 13, 4:30 PM
What Good is an Old Map in the Age of Mapquest?
Join Dr. Daniel Traister, Curator for Research Services at Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and map collector Jack Sosiak to explore what 16th- and 17th-century maps of European cities offer that Mapquest cannot. Thirty minute lecture, followed by reception and viewing of current exhibition, Renaissance City Views from Above and Afar. Space is limited, so advanced registration is required. For registration please RSVP HERE or contact Kristin Winch at kwinch@pobox.upenn.edu or 215.573.3610.
Kamin Gallery, 1st floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, by prior arrangement