Antique Map & Print Meetings
October 29,Toronto. 6:00 PM. The Upper Canada Map Society. University of Toronto, Robarts Library, Room 4049, 130 St. George Street. Richard Feltoe, a military historian, presents The Mystery of the Rotating Map – An Incident from the War of 1812. Open to the public. For more info, email Megan Webster.
October 30, Washington, D.C. 7:00 PM. Washington Map Society meeting, featuring an evening with Jeremy Pool, publisher of the Antique Map Price Record, who will discuss a wide range of topics about this bible of antique map prices. The Antique Map Price Record has been published for 25 years, beginning as a hardcover annual book, and now a software publication.
November 6, London. 5:00 PM. Maps and Society Eighteenth Series Programme, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. Graham Dolan, the Senior Educational Officer for The Greenwich Observatory, will present: On the Meridian of Greenwich: When did it Move, and Why, and Where is it? Free admission, with refreshments following the lecture. More info, call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
November 8, New York City. 2:30 PM. New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. The addition of later color to uncolored antique maps is a controversial topic. At this meeting of the New York Map Society, artist, colorist, and map collector Dorothy Raphaely will discuss her map coloring work and the issues it raises.
November 13, Washington DC. 7:00 PM. The Washington Map Society meeting, Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. John Hessler, Senior Reference Librarian, Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, presents: Zeno’s Mice: Martin Waldseemüller, Johannes Schöner, and the Rise of Theoretical Cartography 1490-1525. Dr. Hessler’s writings include work on Renaissance cartography, and he has recently translated and commented on Waldseemüller’s Cosmographiae Introductio. For more details call Jim Lightfoot, 301-932-9004.
November 20, Oxford. 5:00 PM. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, Board Room, University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Richard Oliver of the University of Exeter presents: At the end of the queue: the Ordnance Survey one-inch in the later nineteenth century. For more information email Nick Millea, Bodleian Library map librarian.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
October 11-12, Seattle, WA. Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. For information call 206-323-3999.
October 17-18, New York City. West Side Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair. 135 West 18th Street, NYC. For information call 413-528-2327 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 25-26, Houston, TX. Houston Book, Postcard & Paper Fair. Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX. For information, call 281-565-0771.
October 25-26, Ottawa, ON. 28th Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair. Hampton Inn Conference Center, 200 Coventry Road. For information contact email@example.com
October 26, Chicago, IL. Chicago Antiquarian Book Fair. De Paul University, Student Center, 2250 North Sheffield. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1-2, Garden City, NY. Long Island Book & Ephemera Fair. Garden City Field House, 295 Stewart Avenue. For information call 603-509-2639.
November 2, Toronto, ON. 18th Toronto Book Fair. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front Street East. For information call 416-483-6471 or email.
November 9, Albany, New York. Albany Antiquarian Book Fair. The Armory, 195 Washington Avenue. For information, call 518-449-5419.
November 14 – 16, Boston. Boston Antiquarian Book Fair. Hynes Convention Center. The 32nd annual.
November 15, Boston. Boston Book, Print, and Ephemera Show. Park Plaza Castle, Boston. For info contact 978-535-4811.
November 4, London. Bonhams. Printed Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Photographs.
November 5, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books & Maps, Historical Documents & Ephemera.
November 6, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Americana, Travel, & Maps.
November 11, New York. Bloomsbury Auctions. Natural History, including the
Trust of Lynn Abbott Collection.
November 13, Falls Church, VA. Waverly Auctions. Fine & Rare Books, Maps & Atlases.
November 13, London. Sotheby’s. Natural History, Travel, Atlases, & Maps.
November 19, New York. Bloomsbury Auctions. The Jay T. Snider Collection, featuring the History of Philadelphia and Important Americana.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
Charlottesville, VA. Through January 17, 2009. On The Map: The Seymour I. Schwartz Collection of North American Maps, 1500-1800. At the main gallery, Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, University of Virginia.