Magnificent Maps at the British Library

Magnificent Maps

To the British Library yesterday, to see the Magnificent Maps exhibition. Small, but perfectly formed, the exhibition is well worth a visit and is open until 19 September. More details here: Magnificent Maps.

Looking around the exhibition, I was reminded of the fractal nature of maps: the closer you look the more you are drawn into another tiny world until it is reduced to a building block on which the whole map is built.

I also enjoyed the political maps, which are mentioned in this post by the Magnificent Maps curator, Tom Harper.


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Man of letters & numbers; also occasionally of action. Husband to NTW. Dad of three. Friendly geek.

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