Highlights of Field Museum's map exhibit 4-22-07

CHICAGO (AP) - The Field Museum and Newberry Library are readying a new exhibit called “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World” for a Nov. 2 opening at the Field. Here are some of the highlights from the more than 130 maps expected to be part of the show:

- Fragments of an ancient Roman map cut out of marble.

- A map of central Italy created by Leonardo da Vinci. He used color to indicate changes in elevation, a technique that was not regular used until centuries later.

- The Mercator Map, first printed in 1569, created by mathematician and cartographer Gerard Mercator.

- A map of the fictional country of Lilliput, home to tiny people in Jonathan Swift's “Gulliver's Travels,” contained in an original 1726 edition of the novel.

- A map drawn by John Mitchell, a physician-botanist, in the 1750s that sought to reinforce British control in the New World. When British and American negotiators met after the Revolutionary War to draft a peace treaty, they used Mitchell's map to trace the boundaries of the United States.

- A map attributed to Thomas Jefferson, outlining the proposed western states.

- A map drawn in 1837 by an Ioway Indian, charting the historical movement of his tribe and staking out territory rights.

- A map from 1849 used by settlers following the California Trail.

- A glove created for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London on which a map of London is printed.

- The first poster-sized map of the London Underground. Dating to 1933, its graphic simplicity made it a design icon.

- A diagram-like map created in 1982 of the early Internet.