Gisteren ging het Leidse college van burgemeester en wethouders weer op wijkbezoek. Van Kruisherenweg tot Rijn en Schiekade. Onderweg hoorden ze tal van aandachtspunten en ook leuke verhalen. #Leiden @gemeenteleiden
Open! Attended the opening of the exhibition Mapping Japan last Friday. On display is a selection 18th and 19th century maps of Japan from the Leiden University Libraries map collection, either made by Japanese or Western cartographers. Elemental is the person of Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866), who collected Japanese maps and tried to smuggle them out of the hermetically sealed country that was early 19th century Japan. When he was back in Europe he worked on very comprehensive maps of this for Westerners largely unknown country.
Due to lighting of the maps it is very difficult to take good photographs of the displayed maps. All the more reason to visit the exhibition yourself at Leiden-based Japan Museum @sieboldhuis. #maps#oldmaps#exhibition#MappingJapan#MappingAsia#Sieboldhuis#leiden#leidenuniversitylibraries#specialcollections#cartography#latergram#opening