Journeys to Far-Away Lands

Exhibition on the finest records of journeys to far-away land from our book collection

Mar 28, 2015 to Jun 07, 2015

Rare Books Room 

Journeys to Far-Away Lands

In the course of long journeys, you may garner many impressions that are hard to put into words. Nowadays, we can easily record and share our experiences using a smartphone. In the 18th century, travellers kept journals in which they recorded their experiences in words and illustrations. The exhibition Journeys to Far-Away Lands in the Rare Books Room at Teylers displays a selection of the most beautiful travel accounts from our collection. 

Disembarking on the Island of Tanna

For a taste of this exhibition, join Captain Cook and his crew on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean! You can browse through the entire book online here .