700 years of Cartographic Excellence–
La Jolla, USA
Organisation: Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla
The Museum’s main hall is divided into sections that show maps categorized by Exploration, Colonization, California as an Island and Sea Charts. There are also galleries set aside for maps of Europe, Celestial, Holy Land, Africa and Asia. Display cases in both the main hall and galleries contain many rare atlases by Blaeu, Ortelius, De Wit and others. Here too can be found work by Father Kino, Benjamin Franklin, a beautiful edition of the Nuremberg Chronicles and colorful Gold Rush Map by William Jackson.