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A presentation given in the Class of '55 conference room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2011. Total time: 24:18.


Dr. Daniel Traister, Curator for Research Services at Penn’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and map collector Jack Sosiak explore what 16th- and 17th-century maps of European cities offer that Mapquest cannot. This lecture is presented for Alumni weekend in conjunction with the exhibition, Renaissance City Views from Above and Afar, on view from March-August, 2011. To download a podcast of this event, choose one of the additional files below. To view the event announcement and a description of the exhibition, select Download button at upper right.

Additional Files

TraisterMapsHi.mp3 (17086 kB)
(high fidelity, 96 kbps MP3 audio)

TraisterMapsLo.mp3 (5695 kB)
(medium fidelity, 32 kbps MP3 audio)



Date Posted: 06 June 2011