NIEWODNICHACSKI COLLECTION OF THE ANCIENT MAPS. THE EXPOSITION IMAGO UKRAINAE.
ANCIENT MAPS OF
R.I. Sossa1, O.V Onyschak2
1 - State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre of
2 - State Scientific and Production
With the flow of time ancient maps more and more often become a subject of scientific interest and collectors’ attention.
Tomasz Niewodnichański is a well-known Polish collector, who has been collecting cartographic works, archive documents, manuscripts, writing scientific works in the history of cartography in the course of over 30 years. The scholar collects archive materials (ancient parchments and paper documents, manuscripts, correspondence of cultural workers and statesmen, old editions, rare books, postcards) and cartographic works (ancient maps and plans, city sights, atlases).
Tomasz Niewodnichański started to collect maps in 1969, buying them in different corners of the world. The main sources had been auctions.
Cartographic collection of Tomasz Niewodnichański was at first limited to maps and city plans of ancient
Exhibits from the Bitburg collection had been represented at different exhibitions many times. The owner of the collection Dr Tomasz Niewodnichański calls holding such exhibitions in different countries “Brǖckenbau” (a German word denoting “building of bridges”), meaning attempts at international dialogue.
Exposition IMAGO UKRAINAE. ANCIENT MAPS OF UKRAINE FROM THE COLLECTION OF TOMASZ
NIEWODNICHAŃSKI will be held in
The thorough catalogue was published for the exhibition with detailed description in Ukrainian, Polish and English of all exhibited maps.