The Intrigue of Maps  -
Detail U.S.G.S. Mt. Tamalpais quadrangle map, 1898, ink on paper. Notation of Bolinas-Fairfax Road added by Dewey Livingston.

History Room

The Intrigue of Maps

September 25 - May 1, 2022


Curated by Elia Haworth

Through historic and contemporary maps and photos that focus on Bolinas and Marin County in the Bay Area, this exhibit presents a fascinating overview of place, natural history, and layered cultures, from Native American villages to today’s sophisticated technology that facilitates our searches on Google Earth. Historical examples, such as a hand-drawn map published in the 1800s from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, show astonishing cartographic accuracy.