Turkish Maps in Newburgh

(Picture taken from Times Herald-Record/Dennis Wepmann) 

The title might sound a little odd but, there are Turkish maps in Newburgh of everything from a track of Magellan’s voyage around the world to the Great Wall of China! The maps are on display at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 94 Broadway in Newburgh. “The maps in this exhibit are mostly such textbook map illustrations. On many, you will notice the exquisitely executed hand drawings/paintings of the characters representing various areas, along with flags, castles, and even galleons, ships and fish in the seas and oceans.”

The exhibit is open till April 30, 2009. The museum also has another exhibit “Six Generations of Gould Family Art” which is art from a famous artistic family in the Hudson Valley. That will be open till February 28th.