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“Mapping the Pacific Coast” feature in Maritime Museum journal

Maritime Museum of San Diego Journal: Mains’l Haul The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels.  The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, and displays permanent and temporary exhibits on maritime history.  ”Mapping the Pacific Coast” is currently on [...]

“The Press Democrat”

Man of Direction: Henry Wendt’s Lifelong Fascination With Maps Helps Create A Hugely Popular Museum Exhibit Reporter Meg McConahey: “Quivira was a mythical kingdom in the faraway Americas, a wealthy civilization whose enlightened people, it was said, dined off golden dishes and traded with Cathay… It would take a 20th-century pharmaceutical executive, long captivated by [...]

“Marin Independent Journal”

The Land of Imagination Reporter Leslie Harlib: “Early maps were as much about fantasy as they were practical tools for navigation.  They are, to be sure, stunningly illustrated charts of land masses and sea currents, as accurate as the hand-held compasses and astrolabes of the time could make them.  But they also portray sea monsters, [...]

“The San Francisco Chronicle”

A Bay Area Vintner’s Fascination With The Way Things Were Inspires A Passion For Both Ancient Maps and Creek Restoration A wonderful interview by Jesse Hamlin with Mapping the Pacific Coast exhibition owner Henry Wendt, in which sea monsters, a unicorn with a fish tail, and a scary beast with a bird head, reptilian body and [...]