Antique Map & Print Meetings
November 19, Charlottesville, NC. 4:00 PM, The Harrison-Small Auditorium, Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. Map collector and map historian David Rumsey presents Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies. Rumsey’s stunning, digitized map collection is one of the most extensive digitized antique map collections on the internet. Reception follows Mr. Rumsey’s presentation.
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.
November 20, New York. 5:30 PM. The Mercator Society of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, presents Vincent Virga, author of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations and Historic Maps and Views of New York.Space is limited. R.S.V.P. 212-930-0856.
November 25, Cambridge, England. 5:30 PM. Harrods Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street. The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2008-2009. Spike Bucklow of The Hamilton Kerr Institute will discuss technical aspects of the Hereford Mappa Mundi. Refreshments to follow. For information, email Sarah Bendell.
November 26, Vienna. 5:00 PM. Annual meeting of the General Assembly of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes. Palais Mollard, 2nd floor, Herrengasse 9.
December 3, Washington, DC. 7:00 PM. National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. The Washington Map Society, in cooperation with the National Archives, presents a panel discussion, The Treaty of Paris and the U.S.-Canadian Border, and the ‘Mitchell Map.’ From 5:45 – 6:45 PM, attendees will be able to take in the exhibit, 1783: Subject or Citizen? by special arrangement with the Archives. For more information, email Pete Porrazzo or call 703-883-1843.
December 4, London. 5:00 PM. Maps and Society Eighteenth Series Programme, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. Professor Francesca Rochberg (Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley) will present: New Light on the Maps and Mapping in Ancient Mesopotamia. Free admission, with refreshments following the lecture. More info, call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
December 9, Boston. 5:30 – 8:00 PM. The Boston Map Society meets at the Boston Public Library and presents The Early Printed Cartography of Scandinavia, a lecture by William B. Ginsberg. Mr. Ginsberg is the author of Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1482 -1601. McKim Building, Orientation Room. For more info email Ky Kylander.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
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 22-23, Richmond, VA. Richmond Antiques and Book Fair. The Showplace, 3000 Mechanicsville Pike (Route 360). 804-462-6190.
November 29, Portland, ME. Southern Maine Antique Paper Show. Holiday Inn West 81 Riverside Street. 207-828-8065.
January 4, Nashua, NH. New Hampshire Works on Paper. Nashua Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd. For information call 603-509-2639.
November 18, New York. Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana.
November 19, New York. Bloomsbury Auctions. The Jay T. Snider Collection, featuring the History of Philadelphia and Important Americana.
November 21. Online. Old World Auctions.
December 1, Online. The Virtual Antique Map Fair.
December 2, Oxford. Bonhams. Printed Books, Atlases, and Maps.
>December 4, New York. Swann Galleries. 100 Rare & Important Maps & Atlases; and Travel Books Featuring Works on Africa, Maps & Atlases, Natural History and Historical Prints.
December 5, New York. Christies. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including 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.