Paper Trail(s): Maps from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Collection

A map is an essential navigational tool. While today we utilize satellite-based services like Google Earth or MapQuest, in past centuries printed maps were indispensable in wayfaring. Deftly combining science, mathematics and art, old maps constitute a snapshot of a long-ago world, and in the process provide us with the physical context for historical events and everyday happenings alike. Come enjoy this selection of maps from the Webb-Deane-Stevens collection. Each is a wellspring of stories to discover!