Lokacija: Exibition hall of the Research Library of Zadar
Vrijeme: Thursday, 7th September 2023., 19:00
The exhibition was organized on the occasion of the 19th International Conference Geoinformation and Cartography and it is result of the activities of the scientific project IP-2020-02-5339 Early Modern Nautical Charts of the Adriatic Sea: Information Sources, Navigation Means and Communication Media (NACHAS), funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.
The exhibition of old atlases from Research Library of Zadar and State Archives in Zadar is an opportunity to present these valuable cartographic works, which, along with encyclopaedias and dictionaries, were the most important compendia of knowledge. Atlases were often books in which authors had the opportunity to present in one place the latest knowledge about space as well as their cartographic techniques, so they had an important informative, educational, and methodological function. In addition to this utilitarian function, they also had an aesthetic function, so they reflect cartography as a complex discipline in which science and art are intertwined.