Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
September 6-9, Oslo, Norway. The Mapping and Exploration of Norway and the North is the theme for the 27h symposium of the International Map Collectors’ Society. This 3 day event, the most important annual event of the Society, includes speakers from Norway and other countries, and visits to museums and other notable locations. The symposium will offer a comprehensive picture of Norway’s cartographic history. Registration is required.
September 12, New York City. 2:15 pm. 1220 Fifth Avenue. The Museum of the City of New York is the destination for the first meeting of the fall season of the New York Map Society. The field trip will include a guided tour of the highlights of the Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: The Worlds Of Henry Hudson exhibit, which includes rare maps and objects from the 16th and 17th century, and an introduction to the Mannahatta/Manhattan show. RSVP required. For more information, email Heather Kensinger or call 914-498-9797.
September 17, Columbus, GA. 6:00 pm. The Columbus Museum , 1251 Wynnton Road, presents a guest lecture by Professor Jessica Lacher-Feldman, curator of Rare Books & Special Collections at the University of Alabama. Professor Lacher-Feldman will discuss the university’s rare map collection.
September 24, South Berwick, Maine. 7:30 pm. Berwick Academy, 31 Academy Street. The Old Berwick Historical Society welcomes Matthew Edney, of the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine. Professor Edney delivers a lecture entitled Mapping Controversy: The Colonial Definition of the Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire Boundaries, which looks at the surveys and mapping of the boundaries of Maine and Massachusetts with New Hampshire.
September 24, Washington DC. 7:00 pm. The Washington Map Society welcomes Maryland State Archivist Edward Papenfuse and attorney Stuart Raphael as they discuss a recent Supreme Court ruling on a border dispute between Maryland and Virginia that made use of several antique maps during arguments before the court. For more information, email Dennis Gurtz or call 301-926-1743.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
August 8-9, Jacksonville, AR. 24th Arkansas Book & Paper Fair. Community Center, 105 Municipal Drive. For more information, call 501-336-9313.
August 9, Woodstock, VT. Vermont Book and Ephemera Fair. Union Arena, Route 4 West, Woodstock, VT. For more information, call 802-464-8438.
August 16, Concord, NH. New Hampshire Antiquarian Bookfair. Everett Arena, I-93, Exit 14. For more information call 603-666-3083.
August 22-23, Hartford, CT. Papermania Plus. Hartford Civic Center, Trumbull Street. For more information call 860-563-9975.
August 28-29, South Paramus, NJ. Barnes & Noble Vintage Book and Ephemera Fair. 765 Rte. 17, Paramus. For more information call 603-509-2639.
September 3-6, Baltimore, MD. Antiquarian Bookfair at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show.
Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street. For more information, call 561-822-5440.
September 5-6, Decatur, GA. Atlanta Rare and Collectible Book Fair. Decatur Conference Center. For more information call 404-713-1521.
September 6, Portland, ME. Southern Maine Antique Paper Show, Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside Street. For more information call 207-828-8065.
September 12, Rochester, NY. Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair. Minett Hall, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Rochester. For more information, call 585-325-2050.
September 3, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Fine Americana with Travel & Exploration.
September 9, London. Christies. Travel and Vintage Posters.
September 17, Falls Church, VA. Quinn’s Auction Galleries. Rare Books with Autographs & Manuscripts.
September 17, New York. Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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
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 12, New York. Another exhibit not to be missed at the Museum of the City of New York. This exhibit takes the visitor back to the Manhattan of about 400 years ago in Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City. Through cutting-edge technology, the show depicts New York City as it was at the time of Henry Hudson’s exploration.
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 December 31, Savannah, GA. Savannah College of Art and Design, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Mapping the Past: A Selection of Antique Cartography from the Newton Collection. An exhibition focusing on antique maps depicting North America, Great Britain and the world, including rare maps from the first atlas depicting the Americas.
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.