Antique Map & Print Meetings
February 11, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Chicago Map Society meets in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. In one of the most unusual topics I have come across, Daniel Block, Chicago State University, discusses Mapping Food, Supermarkets, and Community in Chicago.
February 17, Cambridge. 5:30 PM, Harrod’s Room, Emmanuel College. Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography. Frances Willmoth of Jesus College, Cambridge will discuss Jonas Moore’s Map of the Fens. For more information, email Sarah Bendall, or call 01223 330476.
February 17, London. 6:00 pm. Farmer’s Club, 3 Whitehall Court. Collector’s Evening hosted by the International Map Collectors’ Society A popular event where attendees are invited to bring along a map, discuss it with others, and share opinions. The theme for this meeting, hosted by Francis Herbert, will be Scandinavian maps.
February 19, 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.
February 23, New York. 2:30 pm, New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. The New York Map Society meets in the Celeste Bartos Education Center. This month, map society member Les Trager presents The Hudson River Before Hudson. His presentation will include early 17th-Century maps showing that Hudson Bay had been explored and mapped well before Henry Hudson sailed into it.
February 26, London. 5:00 PM. Maps and Society Eighteenth Series Programme, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. This month’s presentation, by Sarah Tyacke, the Leverhulme Emeritus Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University, is titled Understanding Robert Dudley’s Arcano del Mare, 1646-8. Free admission, with refreshments following the lecture. More info, call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
March 5, Oxford. 5:00 PM. Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road. 16th Annual Series of the Oxford Series in Cartography Surekha Davies of the Warburg Institute discussing Maps and the Construction of the Brazilian Cannibal in the Sixteenth Century: Martin Waldseemüller, Pierre Desceliers and Jean de Léry. Reservations required, please email Nick Millea, or call 01865 287119.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
February 7-8, Miami. 101 West Flagler Street. Sixteenth Annual International Map Fair. One of the most significant antique map fairs on the annual calendar. Held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Dealers from around the world will be showing at this fair.
February 13-15, San Francisco. ABAA 42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street. Billed as the country’s largest antiquarian book fair, with more than 240 rare book dealers in attendance. For information, 800-454-6401.
February 20-22, New York City. Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair. P.S. Three, 490 Hudson Street. Visit website for details.
March 6-7, Arlington, VA. The Washington Antiquarian Bookfair. Rare books, maps, prints, and more, now in its 34th year. Holiday Inn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington.
March 13-15, North Petersburg, Florida. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue. For info call 727-234-7759.
April 4, York, Pennsylvania. York Book & Paper Fair. ‘Old Main,’ York Expo Center, 343 West Market Street. For more info, Tel. 717-846-2866.
February 5, Internet. Old World Auctions Antique Maps, Atlases, and Decorative Graphics.
February 26, New York. Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana.
March 4, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
Through March 22, 2009. Brisbane, Australia. Mapping the Great South Land: From Terra Incognita to New Holland and Australia, at the State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place. An exhibition of rare map, globes, and books. The library houses an impressive collection of antique maps.
Through April 30, Newburgh, NY. Educational Turkish Maps. Turkey, particularly via the mapping of Kermal Reis and Piri Reis, established a tradition of mapping excellence dating back to the discovery of the New World. Maps in this exhibition, at the Karpeles Manuscript Library, are primarily hand-drawn maps from Turkish textbooks.
Through May 10, 2009. Winchester, VA. Jed Hotchkiss – Shenandoah Valley Mapmaker. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street. An exhibition featuring maps by a native son, noted mapmaker Jed Hotchkiss, whose remarkable maps are credited with helping Stonewall Jackson achieve notable victories during the Civil War. Hotchkiss served as an engineer in the Confederate Army of North Virginia.
Through May 23, 2009. Richmond, VA. From Williamsburg to Wills Creek: The Fry-Jefferson Map. An exhibition at the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street.
Through May, 2009. Georgetown, Texas. Charting History: Maps from the Don Martin Collection. Displaying maps from the 17th through the 19th centuries, at the Williamson Museum.
Through May 9, 2010. Texas. Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps. A major travelling exhibition of five hundred years of maps of Texas.