January 15, Washington, DC. 7:00 PM. National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. Meeting of The Washington Map Society. A presentation by Anthony P. Mullen of the Library of Congress entitled Jouhan de la Guilbaudiere, his “Buccaneer’s Atlas”, and the Beginning of French Commerce along the Pacific Coast of South America ca. 1700. Mullen’s presentation investigates an unusual, late-17th century manuscript atlas prepared by Guilbaudiere. For more information, email Dennis Gurtz, or call 301-926-1743.
January 22, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Chicago Map Society meets in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. The meeting will focus on Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, on the 100th anniversary of its creation. The Burnham Plan, never fully realized, is nonetheless a vital document in Chicago’s development that continues to influence urban planning in the city. Former president of the Chicago Map Society, Dennis McClendon, will lead the discussion.
January 22, London. 5:00 PM. Maps and Society Eighteenth Series Programme, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. Dr Benjamin Olshin (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, History, and History of Science, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia) will present Speculations and Discoveries: Brazil and the Other Side of the Globe at the end of the 15th Century. Free admission, with refreshments following the lecture. More info, call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
January 4, Nashua, NH. New Hampshire Works on Paper. Nashua Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd. For information call 603-509-2639.
January 10-11, Hartford, CT. PaperMania Plus, The Excel Center, Hartford. For more information, call 860-563-9975 .
January 16-17, New York City. Books at the 25th Street Armory. 26th Street at Lexington Avenue. An antiquarian book fair. For more information call 215-862-5828.
December 17, London. Bonhams. Exploration, Travel, and Topographical Pictures.
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.