A Gathering of Continents Exhibit

Event Details
  • Dates/Times:
    • Thursday December 4, 2014
      All Day
    • Wednesday March 11, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday March 12, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday March 13, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday March 14, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday March 15, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday March 16, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday March 17, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday March 18, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday March 19, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday March 20, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday March 21, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday March 22, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday March 23, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday March 24, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday March 25, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday March 26, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday March 27, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday March 28, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday March 29, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday March 30, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday March 31, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday April 1, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday April 2, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday April 3, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday April 4, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday April 5, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday April 6, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday April 7, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday April 8, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday April 9, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday April 10, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday April 11, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday April 12, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday April 13, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday April 14, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday April 15, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday April 16, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday April 17, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday April 18, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday April 19, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday April 20, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday April 21, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday April 22, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday April 23, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday April 24, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday April 25, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday April 26, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday April 27, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday April 28, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday April 29, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday April 30, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday May 1, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday May 2, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday May 3, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday May 4, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday May 5, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday May 6, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday May 7, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday May 8, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday May 9, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday May 10, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday May 11, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday May 12, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday May 13, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday May 14, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday May 15, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday May 16, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday May 17, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday May 18, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday May 19, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday May 20, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday May 21, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday May 22, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday May 23, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday May 24, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday May 25, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday May 26, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday May 27, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday May 28, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday May 29, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday May 30, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday May 31, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday June 1, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday June 2, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday June 3, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday June 4, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday June 5, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday June 6, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday June 7, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday June 8, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday June 9, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday June 10, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday June 11, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday June 12, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday June 13, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday June 14, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday June 15, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday June 16, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday June 17, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday June 18, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday June 19, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday June 20, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday June 21, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday June 22, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday June 23, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday June 24, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday June 25, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday June 26, 2015
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA
  • Phone: (404) 894-7840
  • URL: http://www.paper.gatech.edu
  • Email: juan.chevere@rbi.gatech.edu
  • Fee(s):
    Free Admission
  • Extras:
Contact

Kelly B. Smith
404-894-6700
kelly.smith@rbi.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: An Exhibition of Georgia Tech's Rare Edition of Joan Blaeu's Grooten Atlas

Full Summary: Georgia Tech’s Price Gilbert Memorial Library and the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking are giving visitors a unique passport back in time to the early mappings of the earth by featuring A Gathering of Continents, an exhibit showcasing a 17th century atlas.

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Georgia Tech’s Price Gilbert Memorial Library and the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking are giving visitors a unique passport back in time to the early mappings of the earth by featuring A Gathering of Continents, an exhibit showcasing a 17th century atlas.

Joan Blaeu’s Grooten Atlas, also referred to as Atlas Major, was published in Amsterdam between 1662-65. The nine-volume atlas remains the foremost European atlas published in the 17th Century.

“We are thrilled to host this precious artifact, one of the few remaining editions of its kind,” said Teri Williams, director of the Williams Museum. “It is a rare treat to have this on display for the larger community to enjoy.”

Georgia Tech acquired the atlas in the 1960s. This edition is one of the few remaining hand-colored, gold-embossed, deluxe editions bound in Moroccan leather. Kenneth Knoespel, a professor with joint appointments in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and the School of History, Technology, and Society serves on the team curating the atlas exhibit. Ivan Allen College is a sponsor.

Exhibited maps include European views of Africa, the Americas and Asia, depicting important trade routes and ports. Detailed views of European cities and countries provide insight into a continent developing the geopolitical regions known today. Original volumes of the atlas will be on exhibit along with reproductions of select maps from the collection.

Visitors will follow the advancements of this revolutionary era as the study of astronomy, the development of papermaking, printmaking and mapmaking culminate in Joan Blaeu’s atlas. A second-generation mapmaker, his extensive research and attention to detail provide important examples of evolving cartographic technologies and rich material exploring the idea of Europe after the Thirty Years War.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
No
Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, School of History and Sociology, Arts @ Tech

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance, Other/Miscellaneous
Keywords
atlas, book, exhibit, Grooten, map, museum, papermaking
Status
  • Created By: Beth Godfrey
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 4, 2015 - 7:13am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:19pm