Exhibitions on the History of Cartography

Chicago Looking South Over Lagoons.
Chicago Looking South Over Lagoons. Case W 999.182 Burnham, plt. 5.

The center occasionally organizes cartographic exhibits at the Newberry or in collaboration with other cultural institutions to bring the library’s cartographic collections to new and diverse audiences. View the digital version of the center’s most recent exhibition project, Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham’s Vision of an American Metropolis, which was developed in collaboration with the Burnham Plan Centennial.

Other recent exhibits include:

Ptolemy’s Geography and Renaissance Mapmakers

Mapping Manifest Destiny: Chicago and the American West

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, developed in collaboration with the Field Museum

Cartographic Treasures of the Newberry Library

Learn more about other Exhibitions at the Newberry.