Antique Map & Print Meetings
June 9, Boston, MA. 5:30 pm. The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, is the setting for a meeting of the Boston Map Society. Professor Anne Knowles, associate professor of Geography, Middlebury College, presents Placing History: How GIS is Changing the Practice of Historical Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jeremy Pool.
June 9, Westminster, Colorado. 5:30 pm. The Rocky Mountain Map Society will hold a “Show and Tell” curiosities meeting for map society members. You are invited to bring your cartographic curiosities to the meeting. Refreshments will be served.
June 19, Topsfield, MA. 7:30 pm. Gould Barn, Howlett Street. Antique map collector Kevin O’Connor will talk on Early Maps of New England and show examples from his collection. Refreshments served. For more information, call Vincent Guerra, 978-887-3412.
June 20, San Francisco. 9:00 am. A full day meeting of the California Map Society, in conjunction with the California Historical Society. The agenda includes a presentation of historical mapping of San Francisco’s water resources. Also on tap, a presentation by Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head Librarian of Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, Stanford University, who will discuss Stanford’s growing map collections.
June 22-26, Charlottesville, Virginia. A course in the history, collection, and use of maps, taught through the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. The course will be taught by Alice Hudson, chief map librarian of the New York Public Library.
July 11, New York City. 2:30 pm. The New York Map Society holds its annual summer social. Details to follow. Visit the society website for news.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
June 12-13, Portland, OR. Rose City Used Book Fair. 5626 NE Alameda. For information, call 503-249-0344.
June 14, Nashua, NH. New Hampshire Works on Paper. Nashua Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd. For information call 603-509-2639.
June 27, Cooperstown, NY. Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Clark Sports Center, Susquehanna Avenue. For information call 607-638-9962.
July 11, Stockbridge, MA. Stockbridge Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair. Town Hall, 50 Main Street. For information, call 413-528-2327.
June 11, New York. Swann Galleries. Maps & Atlases, Natural History, Historical Prints, and Ephemera.
June 17, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books & Maps.
June 24, New York. Christies. Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana.
June 24, Oxford. Bonhams. Printed Books and Maps.
July 9, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Americana.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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 August 15, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An exhibition, presented by Louisiana State University Special Collections, entitled Mariners, Meridians and Monsters: Exploring the History of Maps in Fact and Fiction. A look at the various types of maps that have been created, from from antiquity to the present day.
Through August 31, Washington, Texas. An exhibition entitled Texas Transformed: Early Maps of Texas, at Star of the Republic Museum. Features many important antique maps of Texas. For more information, call 936-878-2461.
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 September 27, New York. The Museum of the City of New York is the setting for an exhibit entitled Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: The Worlds of Henry Hudson. The exhibition appears on the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the New World and of New York Harbor. The exhibition seeks to bring into focus the cultural, economic, and ideological aspects of Hudson’s voyage.
Through October 23, Middlebury, Vermont. An exhibition entitled Mapping Champlain’s New World, at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. The show includes important antique and rare maps of the Lake Champlain and Vermont regions.
Through January 1, 2010, Mystic, Connecticut. An exhibition at Mystic Seaport entitled Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to Lewis and Clark, The Quivira Collection. A traveling exhibit, on loan from a private collection, including over 30 important antique maps, books, and illustrations covering the period from 1550-1800.
Through March 31, 2010, Mason, Texas. Rare Maps of America, an exhibition staged by the Mason Square Museum, features important antique maps dating back to the 16th century. The focus is on early maps of Texas.
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.
Permanent Exhibit, Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection, featuring antique maps of Florida and beyond.