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  Exhibit- Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands  
(Arts & Culture - UT Arlington and Community)

Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands

October 1, 2012 through February 9, 2013

Few people would argue that Caribbean islands have not played pivotal roles in American history. From Columbus' discoveries to the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison debate, events on islands of the West Indies have impacted our history. While most of these islands are not that distant, our personal knowledge of them is often scant. With the help of old maps, there are interesting facts to learn and more importantly, connections for us to make. Old printed maps of the Caribbean islands depict not only the geography of the islands but also reflect many of the themes of Caribbean (and American) history as well as cartographic history.

Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands shows how maps of the Caribbean incorporate many of the themes of cartographic history found in maps of other geographical areas, from technical developments to increasing diversification in types of maps, and from leading "national schools" in certain time periods to such themes as the growth of a tourist map industry.

Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands is located in Special Collections, 6th floor, UT Arlington Central Library and runs through February 9, 2013. Hours are 9am - 7pm Monday and 9am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 817-272-3393.

Note: visit http://www.uta.edu/library/hours/index.php and look at Central Library for hours during holidays. Closed November 22, 23; December 24, 25, 31, and January 1, 2013.
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Location: Central Library sixth floor
Price: free and open to all
Sponsor: University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections
Contact: E-Mail: spcoref@uta.edu
817-272-3393
   
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