A cosmos in a Treasury
Globes, astronomical clocks and maps offer an insight into conceptions of the world in the pre-modern era: the exhibition in the Treasury from 23 August to 7 December 2019 shows some fascinating items by Swiss cosmographers shedding light on the European world view 500 years ago.
23. August 2019 - 07. December 2019
Schatzkammer der Zentralbibliothek Zürich
Montag bis Freitag, 13-17 Uhr
Samstag, 13-16 Uhr
Understanding the world
The new geographical discoveries that took place around the year 1500 spurred a new interest in understanding the world. At the courts of the nobility, art chambers were created and filled with cosmographic objects and books. Their quintessential manifestation was the globe. The exhibition also recognises the work of Swiss cosmographers whose work has been unjustly neglected.
Maps and panoramas