You Are Here: A Journey through Maps

How much do we really know about maps? Find out at this exhibition at the National Library of Scotland.

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About You Are Here: A Journey through Maps

How much do we really know about maps?

'You are here' is a National Library of Scotland exhibition that challenges our acceptance of maps.

It poses questions about how they are made and how we understand them. Drawn from our collection of more than two million maps and atlases, each map in the exhibition shows the answer to some or all of those questions.

The maps on display zoom out from the Library itself to the whole world in the shape of the Blaeu Atlas Maior — 'the most beautiful atlas ever made'.

They also include one of the finest plans of Edinburgh and the first map of Scotland, as well as more utilitarian railway, fishing and schoolroom maps.

Together they demonstrate the versatility and beauty of maps and the skill of the cartographers who created them.

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