National Museum of Maps and Rare Books

General profile:
Main profile:
Art
Collection(s):

The exhibits include 667 maps, engravings, drawings, lithographs, as well as a series of artefacts specific of the museum themes. The exhibits are presented in the 16 halls in a sequence that observes the scientific aspect that merges harmoniously with the artistic one, while seeking to reveal the historical evolution of mapping all over the world, and, above all, those referring to the geographical space of this country. The remarkable exhibits include pieces of great value such as maps achieved by the great geographers of the 16th century after the information provided by the great geographers and historians of antiquity: Strabo, Ptolemy, Herodotus and others. The great geographers and cre...ators of the Renaissance, a period when maps were produced on a mathematical basis, include S. Münster whose Cosmography dominated, by numerous editions, the mapping production from the second half of the 16th century. The great geographers G. Mercator and A. Ortelius, the initiators of scientific mapping, are present by their works next to other outstanding geographers of the age. The maps created by them that regard the Eastern European region play a central role. The few exhibits achieved in recent history illustrate, in their turn, certain historical moments.


County:
Bucureşti
Locality:
Bucureşti
Address:
Strada Londra nr. 39, sector 1
Postal code:
011762
Time table:
Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00;
Monday; Tuesday: closed
Phone :
0740.220.202
Fax:
021.230.52.84
Administrative subordination:
Ministry of Culture
Importance:
National
Founded:
2003
Museum code:
7300800
Director:
Maria-Cristina Toma
Accreditation:
O.M.C.C. nr. 2056/07.02.2008;
O.M.C. nr. 2736/12.12.2013 Reacreditare
O.M.C.I.N. nr. 2073/04.02.2019 Reacreditare
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Subordinate units.
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Name County Locality Commune Address Department Map
1738 Maps Museum Prahova Cornu de Jos Cornu Bulevardul Eroilor nr. 481 Artă Map it