Antique Map & Print Meetings
May 9, Golden, CO. 12:15 pm. The American Mountaineering Museum is the site of a special meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, which is currently running an exhibit titled On High: The Cartography of Topography. Join the society for lunch, following the exhibit, at the nearby Golden Hotel.
May 9, New York City. 2:30 pm, 170 Central Park West. The New York Map Society heads uptown for a visit to the New York Historical Society. The trip will focus on some of the rare maps in the possession of the Historical Society. NYHS librarian Jean Ashton hosts the event. Space is limited, so please rsvp to Heather Kinsinger or call 914-498-9797.
May 13, Washington, DC. 6:30 PM, Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Ave, NW. Washington Map Society holds its annual meeting, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Don McGuirk entitled Cartographic Myths of North America. Mismappings by Misunderstandings, Misinterpretations, and Misrepresentations; but not by Mistakes. For more information, email Peter Porazzo.
May 14, London. 5:00 PM. Maps and Society Eighteenth Series Programme, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. This month’s presentation, by Dr Alastair Pearson (Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth) is titled The greatest map ever published: The American Geographical Society and the Map of Hispanic America at 1:1 Million Scale, 1922-1945. Free admission, with refreshments following the lecture. More info, call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
May 14-15, Washington, DC. An international symposium titled Exploring Waldseemüller’s World will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. The symposium is free, and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, email John Hessler, or call 202-707-7223.
May 19, Cambridge, England. 5.30 pm, Harrods Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street. Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2008-2009. This year’s seminar, presented by Brian Campbell, Professor of Roman History, Queens University, Belfast, is entitled Beautiful maps and attractive fields: a surveyor’s view of ancient Italy. For more information, contact Sarah Bendell.
May 28-30, Los Angeles. The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, 302 Royce Hall. The CMRS and the Ahmanson Foundation are co-sponsors of a conference entitled Mapping Medieval Geographies: Cartography and Geographical thought in the Latin West and Beyond, 300-1600. For more information, call 310-825-1880.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
May 17, Ann Arbor, MI. 30th Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair, Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 South State Street. For more information, call 734-995-1891.
May 17, Concord, NH. New Hampshire Works on Paper, Concord Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street. For information call 603-509-2639.
May 30 – 31, Seattle. Seattle Book and Paper Show, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, East Denny Way. For information, call 206-323-3999.
June 12-13, Portland, OR. Rose City Used Book Fair. 5626 NE Alameda. For information, call 503-249-0344.
June 27, Cooperstown, NY. Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Clark Sports Center, Susquehanna Avenue. For information call 607-638-9962.
May 1, Online. Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Atlases, and Decorative Graphics. Online auction.
May 7, London. Sothebys. Natural History, Travel, Atlases, and Maps.
May 8 – 16, Online. Aspire Auctions. Sections include Books, Maps, & Ephemera, and Works on Paper.
May 20, London. Christies. Vintage Posters.
June 3, London. Christies. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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 June 12, Cambridge, MA. Pusey Hall, at Harvard College Library. Taking the Measure of Rhode Island: A Cartographic Tour. The exhibit displays the history of the mapping of the State of Rhode Island, from the 17th century through the early 20th century. Many different types of map are on display, including state and city atlases; state maps; town plans; nautical charts; surveys; road maps, and more. For more information, call 617-495-2417.
Through September 7, St. Paul, Minnesota. 345 West Kellogg Blvd. The Minnesota Historical Society presents Minnesota on the Map, an exhibition featuring 100 of its most prized antique maps from its extensive collection of historical maps and atlases.
Through September 8, Ithaca, NY. Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University. An exhibition entitled Darwin’s Maps: A Natural Selection of Maps Darwin Used, Drew, Consulted, or Inspired. For more information call 607-255-7557.
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.