Edinburgh Central Library: Of Wild Grandeur and Simplicity: Journeys to the Nordic Countries in 18th- and 19th-Century Travel Books
While the sunny shores of the Mediterranean drew many tourists in this period, those seeking lesser-known lands and the beauty of untouched nature ventured north rather than south. These books are a testament to their travels, filled with fascinating details of their journeys, fold-out maps, and spectacular sketches made en route. Explore the icy terrains of the Scandinavian North through the eyes of these authors and their captivating books.
Edinburgh Central Library is open 10am to 8pm, Monday to Wednesday, and 10am to 5pm, Thursday to Saturday. The exhibition is on the Mezzanine level.
Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019 - Saturday 30 March 2019