Thursday, February 24 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Hybrid: Price Gilbert Library, Scholars Event Theater – room 1280 and online
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Rare Book Spotlight: Joan Blaeu’s Grooten Atlas (Hybrid)

Join us for a virtual exploration and conversation about the Dutch edition of Joan Blaeu’s Grooten Atlas, published in Amsterdam between 1662-1665 with commentary by three featured experts:

  • Nick Wilding, Professor and Associate Chair of History at Georgia State University
  • Alison Reynolds, Research Services and Instruction Archivist at the Georgia Tech Library
  • Jim Sowell, Astronomer and Observatory Director at Georgia Tech School of Physics

Attendees will get a virtual look at several illustrations from this nine-volume set, which contains more than 3,000 pages and 600 hand-colored maps of the world. Participants will also learn about how these books were created and their contributions to astronomy, cartography, and 17th century European understanding of the globe.

Attendees in the Atlanta-area are invited to stop by the Georgia Tech Library and see the Atlas in person from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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