Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Current Exhibit: "Mapping the Revolution"

Mapping the Revolution

Curated by Brian Leigh Dunnigan
Associate Director and Curator of Maps

The Clements Library is home to one of the world’s finest collections of manuscript maps and plans documenting the places and events of the American Revolution.  These run the gamut from beautifully finished and colored creations to the pencil or pen and ink scrawls of scouts, informants, and spies.  The sampling presented in this exhibition suggests the variety of types, styles, and functions of maps as represented in the collection as a whole and illustrates the planning and execution of military operations as seen by eyewitnesses to the war.

Selections from the Revolutionary War map collection are now on display in the center cases of the Main Room. See the Clements Library website for more information about our current exhibits.

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