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    Exhibit: Finding Our Place in the World
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2007 Dec 31, 19:18 -0700

    At the Chicago Field Museum is a temporary map exhibit, and a cousin  
    of mine says that there is a great collection of astrolabes on display  
    as part of it.
    
    Here's an excerpt from the website:
    
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    Maps: Finding Our Place in the World
    November 2, 2007 � January 27, 2008
    
     From clay tablets to sea charts, from satellite navigation systems to  
    sketches of worlds real and imagined�maps are much more than  
    wayfinding. Travel through landscapes of time and space, science and  
    imagination, in a rare exhibition of more than 100 of the world's  
    greatest maps. Explore high-tech interactive displays, and see  
    original works by Ptolemy, Leonardo da Vinci, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many  
    others. You'll learn how early maps were made, see how the technology  
    changed over centuries, and discover the latest advances in digital  
    map-making.
    
    In creating Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, The Field Museum has  
    partnered with The Newberry Library, a world-renowned independent  
    research library. The Newberry's extensive holdings include rare  
    books, manuscripts, and 500,000 historic maps, making it a foremost  
    authority on the history of cartography. In addition to this once-in-a- 
    lifetime exhibition, The Field Museum and The Newberry Library have  
    joined together to create lectures and public programs about maps and  
    mapmaking.
    
    http://www.fieldmuseum.org/maps/highlights.asp
    
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    The Field Museum is located at 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL.
    (41� 51.925'N   87� 37.021'W)
    
    Perhaps Frank Reed has seen this and could report on it?  The exhibit  
    appears to be sponsored by Navteq.
    
    Should we plan a group visit?  http://www.fieldmuseum.org/maps/planning.asp
    
    Dan
    
    
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