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Ithaca, USA

Organisation: Cornell University

Latitude: Persuasive Cartography features highlights from the PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography—maps intended primarily to influence opinions and beliefs, rather than to communicate geographical information. These persuasive maps are focused on shaping decisions and desired outcomes. They employ a variety of tools and strategies—unusual projections and coloring, selective inclusion, imaginative illustration, allegory, satire, and even intentional deception—to advance a particular cause or point of view. Spanning from the 18th century to the present, many of the maps on display illuminate historical perspectives on topics that still resonate today, such as immigration policy and political gerrymandering. Others seek to foster social change, promote products and places, or send warnings about imagined futures. From the past to the present, Latitude helps us understand how ideas and opinions are shaped by data visualization techniques.
Venue: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Rare and Manuscript Collections
Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY 14853

London, UK
A curated and evolving exhibition by The Map House, the world’s oldest and largest antiquarian map specialist, will be on show at 5 Carlos Place. Adorning the walls will be a carefully curated collection of fine original antique maps of New York, London, the world and the moon, exquisite scientific illustrations, and natural history prints.
Venue: 5 Carlos Place, London, W1F 3AP, United Kingdom
Time schedule: Mon-Sat 10.00 - 18.00

Oxford, UK

Organisation: Bodleian Library

Every map tells a story. Talking Maps is a celebration of maps and what they tell us about the places they depict and the people that make and use them.
Drawing on the Bodleian's unparalleled collection of more than 1.3 million maps, this exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.
Talking Maps explores how maps are neither transparent objects of scientific communication, nor baleful tools of ideology, but proposals about the world that help people to understand who they are by describing where they are.
Highlights on show include the Gough Map, the earliest surviving map showing Great Britain in a recognizable form, the Selden Map, a late Ming map of the South China Sea, and fictional maps by CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. Map treasures from the Libraries' collection will be shown alongside specially commissioned 3D installations and artworks, and exciting works on loan from artists and other institutions.
Venue: ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Oxford
Telephone: +44 1865 277094
Entry fee: Free admission

Madrid, Spain

Organisation: Museo Naval de Madrid, Ministerio de Defensa, Armada Española, Instituto de Historia y Cultura Naval

La exposición se inscribe en los actos programados para la celebración del V Centenario de la expedición de la Primera Vuelta al Mundo. A través de los módulos en que se articula la muestra, se destaca la trascendencia de esa expedición culminada por la Corona de España, con sus consiguientes repercusiones internacionales, a corto y largo plazo, de tipo naval, científico, geográfico, astronómico, diplomático, económico…. Asimismo, se pone en relieve el valor de la figura del marino Juan Sebastián Elcano, que al alcanzar las islas de las especias, cumplió la misión encargada por Carlos I a Magallanes, tras la muerte de éste, y consiguió, como efecto colateral de ese éxito, otro aún mayor: circunnavegar por primera vez el planeta, demostrando de manera empírica la esfericidad del mismo.
En esta exposición, comisariada por Enrique Martínez Ruiz, de la UCM, y Susana García Ramírez y José María Moreno Martín, ambos del Museo Naval de Madrid, colaboran una veintena de instituciones nacionales e internacionales. El centenar de piezas se reparte en cinco espacios expositivos:
1. El mundo de Magallanes y Elcano 2. El origen del viaje 3. La preparación del viaje 4. El viaje 5. Consecuencias: un nuevo mundo
Venue: Montalbán 2, 28014 Madrid