Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
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.
October 2-4, Arlington, TX. Annual fall meeting of the Texas Map Society. The theme of this year’s meeting is Humboldt’s Legacy: Measuring the World. The three day meeting focuses on this remarkable explorer and cartographer, and includes guest speakers; the display of rare antique maps from diverse collections; a recreation of Pioneer Surveying. For registration details and full information, contact Kit Goodwin.
October 11-13, Raleigh, NC. The 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Full details about this major event can be found on the society’s information page.
October 15-18, Portland, ME. Following its reconstruction and expansion, the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine will reopen in celebratory style. The events, including open house, lecture, and conference, include: Thoreau, His Maps, and His Image of Nature, a lecture by John W. Hessler, senior cartographic librarian at the Library of Congress, and New Directions in the Study of Early American Cartography, the inaugural meeting of the Maine Forum for Map History. The event also serves as the opening of the yearlong exhibition, American Treasures, displaying a remarkable collection of antique maps of Maine, New England, the United States, and the world.
October 17, New York City. At 2:30 pm the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is the venue for the October meeting of the New York Map Society, as they join in the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson arrival in New York harbor and sailing up the Hudson River. Matt Knutzen, interim director of the NYPL map division will deliver a lecture about the current library exhibit Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
September 26, Boxborough, MA. Boxborough Book, Paper and Collectible Show, Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA.
October 2-3, Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Antiquarian Book Show, El Museo Cultural, 1615 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe. Tel. 505-983-0088.
October 3, Allentown, PA. Great Eastern U.S. Fall Antique Advertising, Book and Paper Show, Allentown Fairgrounds, Agricultural Hall 17 and Chew Street, Allentown. Tel. 610-706 -0214.
October 4, Lansing, MI. Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Ave. , Lansing. Tel. 517-332-0112.
October 10-11, Seattle, WA. Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair & Book Arts Show. 1211 East Denny Way, Seattle. Tel. 206-323-3999.
October 18, Northampton, MA. Pioneer Valley Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair. Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St. (Rte 9), Northampton. Tel. 603-509-2639.
September 23, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books & Maps.
September 29, Oxford. Bonhams. Printed Books and Maps.
October 28, New York. Bloomsbury Auctions. Travel and Americana.
November 5, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Americana, Travel, Cartography & Exploration.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions an>
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.