Group Exhibitions

Talking Maps

Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, UK

5 July 2019 – 8 March 2020

Curated by Nick Millea & Jerry Brotton

Drawing on the Bodleian's unparalleled collection of more than 1.5 million maps, this exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.

Highlights on show include the Gough Map, the earliest surviving map showing Great Britain in a recognizable form, the Selden Map, a late Ming map of the South China Sea, fictional maps by CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, and contemporary artwork by Grason Perry, Stephen Walter and Layla Curtis.