Rounded with a sleep’: an exhibition commemorating 400 years since the passing of Shakespeare and Cervantes

15 — 29 April 2016 

DCRB, in collaboration with Librería Bardón (Madrid) and Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books (London), brings together maps of Elizabethan England such as a 1583 wall map of England and Wales by Christopher Saxton, with rare works by the two authors, including a first edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a copy of Cervantes’s Don Quixote illustrated by Dalí.

The date of the authors’ passing — 23 April 1616 — inspired the establishing of World Book and Copyright Day by the UNESCO.