MIL-OSI Australia: Cartographica: Sydney on the map

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Roderick Shaw (1915–1992) Map of Sydney & inhabitants, 1948 Published by the Grahame Book Company, 1948 Mitchell Map Collection, State Library of NSW M2 811.16s/1948/1

A series of reproduced maps with a focus on Sydney
Produced by the City of Sydney

Cartography, the art and science of making maps, has its origins in ancient civilisation. Until the 20th century and the proliferation of satellite technology, our ability to navigate land, sea and sky relied on human powers of observation and an understanding of the patterns of terrestrial, maritime and celestial landscapes.
The Gadigal people and the surrounding clans of the Eora Nation have navigated this place we now call Sydney for tens of thousands of years. More recently, it has been mapped by Europeans and is now photographed from space for use on our personal devices. This exhibition brings together a series of reproduced maps with a focus on Sydney, captured through the cartographic traditions of mapmakers.
It is a fascinating account of the factors that have shaped our city, highlighting some of the many different ways mapmakers have documented its evolution and guided our journeys.



Weekdays, 10am to 7pmWeekends, 11am to 4pm
Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Sunday 1 September 2019

From 2018-12-18T00:00:00+11:00 To 2019-09-01T00:00:00+10:00

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