Antique Map & Print Meetings
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.
March 12, London. 5:00 PM. Maps and Society Eighteenth Series Programme, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. This month’s presentation, by Stéphane Blond (Department of History, University of Evry-Val d’Essonne) is titled The Trudaine Road Maps, a Masterpiece in French Enlightenment Cartography. Free admission, with refreshments following the lecture. More info, call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
March 14, 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, guest speaker Miklos Pinther, former chief cartographer at the United Nations, will deliver a presentation about maps on stamps. The fascinating discipline of cartophilately offers unusual challenges because of the restricted space in which to work. Miniature maps taken to the extreme.
March 16-17, Oxford. A two-day, interdisciplinary conference looks at medieval maps and plans of the city of Jerusalem. Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West brings together a roster of distinguished scholars and speakers who will focus on the role of imagination in the early mapping of the city. You must be pre-registered to attend. Details can be found on the webpage.
March 19, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Chicago Map Society meets in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. This month’s lecture topic is Beyond the Nation’s Edge: Mapping the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Professor Sam Truett of the University of New Mexico History Department examines how national and corporate interests tried, through the manipulation of maps, to control the U.S. – Mexican border around the end of the 19th century.
March 21, Richmond, Virginia. The 5th Annual Alan M. and Natalie P. Voorhees Lecture Series, sponsored by the University of Virginia Library. This year, Luke Vavra and Marianne McKee will deliver a joint lecture concerning Virginia’s first official state map. The event will also include a display of antique maps from the library’s holdings. For details, call 804-692-3592 or email Jan Hathcock.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
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.
March 28-29, Litchfield, Connecticut. Litchfield Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair. Litchfield Community Center, Route 202. For information, call 413-528-2327.
March 28-29, Long Island, N.Y. Long Island Book and Ephemera Fair. Garden City Field House, Stewart Avenue, Garden City, LI. For information call 603-509-2639.
March 29, Lansing, MI. Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Avenue. For information call 517-332-0112.
April 3-4, Albuquerque, N.M. Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair. University of New Mexico Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd. For information call 505-291-9653.
April 4, York, Pennsylvania. York Book & Paper Fair. ‘Old Main,’ York Expo Center, 343 West Market Street. For more info, Tel. 717-846-2866.
April 3-5, New York. The 49th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair. Park Avenue Armory, Park Ave. at 67th Street. For more information, call 212-777-5218.
February 26, New York. Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana.
March 4, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
March 26, New York. Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana.
March 26, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Americana, Hawaiiana, Travel & Exploration, Natural History.
April 16, Falls Church, Virginia. Waverly Auctions. Maps and Atlases with Manuscripts.
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 31, Golden, Colorado. On High: The Cartography of Topography. An exhibition of rare maps of world mountains and mountain regions, at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. This unusual exhibition looks at how mountainous regions have been mapped throughout history. Some important maps are included in the exhibition, including Zebulon Pike’s map of the Southwest and a map from the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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.