Jul 07 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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Armagh Robinson Library has launched its next temporary exhibition.
Armagh Robinson Library has launched its next temporary exhibition which will run until the end of September. The theme of travel is shown in books from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. This exhibition takes the visitor on their own journey with adventurous travel books, practical guidebooks and reflections on meeting new people. It highlights places, cultures and wonderful fiction novels on travel to exotic and fanciful countries: books that catered for both the wealthy traveller and those who had to stay at home.
Examples on display include records of travel to South America in 1594 in search of gold; a first encounter with a fork as an eating utensil in Italy in the early 1600s; an aerial voyage in England in 1784 which included a cat, a dog and a caged pigeon; and journals on travel in the highlands of Scotland and in Ireland.
We hope that today’s travellers will visit Armagh Robinson Library to see the areas of interest for travellers of yesteryear.