On view at the Minnesota History Center
Feb. 28 – Sept. 7, 2009
This exhibit features dozens of maps, atlases and artifacts from the Society’s collection, including an atlas from 1595, displayed alongside current road, city and tourist maps. The Society’s extensive collection of early exploration and travel maps of North America includes document maps and atlases used by Europeans to understand the geography of the "new world" and illustrates how that understanding changed over time.
Along with the exhibit, the new book Minnesota on the Map by David A. Lanegran, is now available from the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
The online collection features maps from the exhibit at the History Center. Online, you can take a closer look at the maps using zoom tools.