Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla
7825 Fay Avenue, courtyard level, Suite LLA, San Diego, CA 92037
Find a second edition of the first woodcut map of the world, dated 1486, in this unusual collection of cartography. Another woodcut from 1778 Japan shows Dutch and Chinese trade ships and factories in Nagasaki. For a look to the local past, there’s a 1912 map of the planned park that would host the 1914 Panama-California Exposition. Check out the 1769 map of New York City and a rare 1593 round Leo Belgicus, a lion that symbolized the low countries in early European map-making.
Free admission, check hours. Museum is usually open 11am-4pm on first and third Saturday of each month and by appointment.