Engraving exhibition at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Date Posted: 10/08/2015

How Europe Saw the World, running at the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall from 3rd October to 24th April, will put the work of Flemish engraver Theodore de Bry on display.

The exhibition tells the story of descriptions of the Americas, Africa, India and the Far East which were made in the form of finely detailed copperplate engravings over 400 years ago, after pioneering voyages to those distant continents.

Between 1590 and 1602 de Bry illustrated the customs and people who lived in distant lands, including their nautical traditions, all of which can be seen in his engravings, some of which were the earliest ever published.

GTOs taking parties to the museum before the end of the year will also be able to see the Viking Voyagers display, which introduces visitors to Viking life from over 1,000 years ago, including a full-scale replica Viking ship. 

Mermaids: Women at Sea, running from 14th September to 21st February explores the hidden histories of women at sea.

For more information visit www.nmmc.co.uk    

Pictured: National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Photo credit: Toby Weller).

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