The current exhibition at Marsh’s Library has been extended until September.
From the website:
Imagining Japan, 1570-1750 is a unique opportunity to examine early European encounters with, and interest in, Japan.
The exhibition displays a number of rare early maps of Japan, the most striking of which is taken from Blaeu’s 1662 hand-coloured Atlas Maior. It shows how Japan’s isolation enabled it to become the backdrop for European fiction, most notably in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.
Location: Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8 (beside St Patrick’s Cathedral).
Duration: 14 April, extended to September 2014
Opening Hours (from April 2014) :
9.30 – 5.00. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
10.00 – 5.00. Saturday.
Closed Tuesday & Sunday.
Admission: €3 adults. Concessions €2.