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Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection

Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection

From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.

Highlights include John Ogilby's "Lord Baltimore Map" from 1671, a hand-colored edition of Thomas H. Poppleton's 1822 "Plan of the City of Baltimore," and engraved views of Baltimore from the Harry N. Baetjer Collection of Historical Maps and Prints.

The exhibition celebrates the gift of the Willard Hackerman Map Collection from Lillian P. and Willard Hackerman to the Sheridan Libraries in 2016.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:00 PM
Repeats weekly Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday -- until Saturday March 16, 2019.
Friday, December 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
Repeats weekly Friday -- until Saturday March 16, 2019.
Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM
Repeats weekly Saturday -- until Saturday March 16, 2019 -- except Thursday November 22, 2018, Tuesday December 25, 2018, Tuesday January 1, 2019.
Free Admission


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