Exhibition Catalog

Catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition.

Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472 - 1700

An extraordinary collection of world maps, dating from 1472 to 1700, found a permanent home in the Historic Maps Collection of the Princeton University Library in 2013. Collected by Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, and his wife, Holly, the thirty items had been traveling around the country for three years as an exhibition, “Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700.”  

For more see: https://blogs.princeton.edu/rbsc/2013/05/28/envisioning-the-world/

Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book Designers

This exhibition and accompanying catalog were inspired by the discovery that Princeton University Library is a rich, if heretofore little-known, repository of examples of women’s contributions to the arts of the book. A sense that recognition and celebration of the legacy of women in printing – particularly as revealed in these materials – was long overdue resulted in an exhibition in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts that would focus attention on some of the most historically significant and beautifully made examples of works printed, bound, and designed by women.

College as it is, or, The collegian's manual in 1853

In 1853, just a few years before the outbreak of the Civil War, two seniors at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) wrote an account of what it was like to be an undergraduate at an institution that prided itself on attracting students from every section of the nation. Their report is one of very few to provide vivid descriptions of student life from the point of view of students themselves.


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