Special Collections materials are regularly part of various exhibits that are on display in either Honnold/Mudd Library or elsewhere on the campuses.
Mapping the Pacific Coast, 1600-1800: California as an Island
Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd Floor North Lobby
Although explorers and map makers as early as 1548 knew that California was a peninsula, many maps from the 17th and 18th centuries depict California as an island.
This exhibit, predominately featuring maps from the Henry Raup Wagner Collections of Maps and Atlases from Special Collections, includes maps ranging in date from 1548 through 1774, created by map makers throughout Europe, and showing California as an island.
Mapping the Pacific Coast was curated by the Special Collections, Western Americana Librarian, Lisa L. Crane. The maps from this collection are part of a newly launched digital collection in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library, called Maps and Mapping at the Claremont Colleges. These maps and many more can be found here.
For more information about the exhibit, phone 909-607-3977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org