Event Details

We invite you to go through a virtual journey of "The World in Maps 1400–1600," a new exhibition at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library that presents a selection of the most impressive and historically important maps in the library's collection from the late Medieval and Early Modern periods, with Raymond Clemens, who is one of the organizers of this exhibition and the Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.


This exhibition presents maps from several different historical groups and demonstrates how maps functioned to place people within a larger world context. While primarily focusing on European maps, it also includes Middle Eastern and Asian world maps to illustrate common elements and also highlight significant differences. In addition, the exhibition presents some map forgeries and how they were determined to be fakes using scientific and historic analysis.

Speakers

  • Raymond Clemens (Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University)

    Raymond Clemens

    Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

    Raymond Clemens is Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. Prior to coming to Yale, Ray was an Associate Professor of History at Illinois State University and was the Acting Director of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies. He is the author, with Timothy Graham, of Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Cornell, 2007). He is the editor of The Voynich Manuscript: A Photofacsimile with Essays (Yale, 2016). He has held the Andrew Mellon Fellowship and the Newberry Library/British Academy Exchange Fellowship. His Ph.D. is from Columbia University (1997).

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