Mapping Minnesota

I love maps.  The Minnesota Historical Society is hosting a special exhibit of historic maps depicting what is now the state of Minnesota. In this video:

Map Curator Pat Coleman gives us an introduction to ‘Minnesota on the Map:’ Four Centuries of Maps from the Minnesota Historical Society Collection: an exhibit he has curated that opens on February 28. The exhibit includes 100 maps from the MHS collection of over 22,000. Pat also shares his insights to a recently acquired globe from 1765.

More commentary on the Delisle Globe (Guillaume Delisle. Globe Terrestre: Revu et Corrige sur les Dernieres Observations et les Meilleurs Carties… Paris:

I am an MHS member, but St. Paul is 200 miles from home.  Hope I can make it up while the display is open.


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