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Les cartes et le territoire : l’invention de l’Eure-et-Loir [Maps and territory : inventing (the department ) Eure-et-Loir]
Organisation: Conservatoire de l’Agriculture (COMPA)
This exhibition invites the visitor to discover a series of maps from the 16th century to the present day, encompassing the territory of the Eure-et-Loir department the capital of which is Chartres. These maps convey a multitude of historical details concerning past administrative structures, the evolution of the natural and the man-made environment, and bring forward perceptions of territorial features of the time of their production. One part of the exhibition addresses, with interactive devices, the wider cartographic spectrum of images of the world, presenting principles of cosmography, astronomy, geodesy and techniques of map design and production.
Each visitor receives a large (100 x 70 cm) map of the department, especially printed from the original copper plate of 1884.Venue: Les Archives départementales d'Eure-et-Loir, Esplanade Martial Taugourdeau, Pont de Mainvilliers, 28026 ChartresLanguage: French
Telephone: +33 237 88 82 20 Time schedule: Monday - Friday. 09.00 - 17.30. Guided tours Saturdays 17/01, 31/01, 14/02, 28/02, 14/03, at 15.00 and 17.00.Entry fee: free.URL: http://www.archives28.fr/article.php?larub=47&titre=expositi[...]