Update:

We have resumed some on-campus services, including book pickup, virtual consultations, and fulfilling scanning/digitization requests. Many library materials are available online, but our buildings remain closed until further notice.

Without reliable information, many mapmakers added creative embellishments and fictive geographical features to fill in the large stretches of unknown territory. In this online exhibit, you can explore the variety of ways in which animals helped early mapmakers understand the expanding world of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

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