If you want a fascinating look at over 130+ original maps of the Philippines from the late 1500’s to the late 1800’s, you may want to catch this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, in front of the Central Bank on Roxas Boulevard. Mrs. MM and the Teen visited it last weekend and raved about it. I will be visiting this week. Long-time readers of marketmanila.com might recall that we have a “thang” for old Philippine maps, and have a few of them, see this old post, here. I note from the exhibit catalogue that they didn’t have a Porcacchi from 1576 or perhaps drawn three decades earlier… maybe because it was such an early map, and that would have messed with the 300 year title of the exhibit. We would have happily lent them the map if we had known about the exhibit beforehand. :) At any rate, it’s a very rare opportunity to see this number of maps spanning three centuries in one place. Definitely worth a visit.