Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
January 21, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, speaker and topic are yet to be announced.
January 21, London. 5:00 PM, Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square. Maps & Society Programme. As part of this series of public lectures in the history of cartography, Alexander Johnson, of the University of Exeter’s Department of History, presents: Board of Trade and Its Cartographic Agenda in British North America, 1748-1782. Refreshments follow the presentation, which is free and open to all. For more information call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
January 30, Los Angeles. The winter meeting of the California Map Society takes place from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at California State University, Long Beach. For information, email the society’s Southern California vice-president, Juan Ceva.
January 30 – 31, Miami. The Miami International Map Fair. Now in its 16th year, this annual event at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida is a high point on the calendar of many antique map dealers and collectors. The 3 day event spans lectures, antique maps for sale, receptions, and the ever-popular “Expert Opinion” day where visitors can bring in one antique map for expert appraisal.
February 13, New York City. 2:30 pm at New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The New York Map Society hosts a presentation by John Hessler, of the Geography and Map Division at theLibrary of Congress. Mr. Hessler will speak about the Footsteps of Caesar: Searching for the Physical, Epigraphical and Manuscript Remains of Roman Cartography.
February 16, Denver. 5:30 pm. Dr. Steve Hoffenberg presents the lecture for the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, entitled The Lewis Evans British Middle Colonies — A Collector’s Perspective. The meeting takes place at the Denver Public Library, in the Gates Room, located on the 5th floor.
February 16, London. The International Map Collectors’ Society meets in London for an evening of discussion and sharing of antique maps and charts. The meeting will be held at The Farmer’s Club, 3 Whitehall Court. The theme is Town and City Plans, but other items for discussion are welcome.
February 18, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. Professor Alex Papadopoulos of DePaul University presents Exploring Byzantine Cartographies.
February 18, Oxford, England. 5:00 PM. University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Marc St-Onge of the Geological Survey of Canada presents Hot prospects in the cold: the new international geological map of the Arctic. This lecture is part of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 17th Annual Series. For more information, email Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library.
February 18, Washington, DC. 7:00 PM. Early Modern Maps at the Folger Shakespeare Library is the topic for the evening, which encompasses a visit by members of the Washington Map Society, to view the collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The visit is hosted by society member Dr. Erin Blake, who is curator of Art and Special Collections at the Folger. For more information, contact Dennis Gurtz, or call 301-926-1743.
February 23, Cambridge, England. 5:30 PM. Emmanuel College, Harrods Room, St. Andrew’s Street. Cambridge Seminar in the History of Cartography presents Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. Mr. Worms’ topic is Seller, Pepys and the Seventeenth-century London map trade. The seminar is followed by refreshments. For more information, email Sarah Bendall.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
February 6 – 7, San Francisco. San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair. San Francisco Concourse, Showplace Square, 7th and Brannan Streets Tel. 510-749-0159.
February 7, Portland, Maine. Southern Maine Antique Paper Show. Holiday Inn West,
81 Riverside Street. Tel. 207-828-8065.
February 12 – 14, Los Angeles. The 43rd Annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars. Tel. 800-454-4601.
February 19 – 21, New York City. Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair. PS 3, 490 Hudson Street. Tel. 917 680-0603.
March 12 – 14, St. Petersberg, Florida. The 29th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North. Tel. 727-234-7759.
January 27, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
>January 28, Online. Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics.
March 3, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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.
Permanent Exhibit, Tampa, Florida. Touchton Map Gallery. 801 Old Water Street. 400 Years of Florida Maps 1513-1913. View the immense changes in Florida mapping over the last four centuries.
Permanent Exhibit, Vienna. The Globe Museum, at the Austrian National Library, Palais Mollard, Herrengasse 9. The Globe Museum, the only one of its kind in the world, dedicated exclusively to globes (terrestrial and celestial) and related instruments, such as armillary spheres, planetaria, and telluria.
Permanent Exhibit, Washington, DC. The first map to name America. The 1507 Waldseemüller “World Map”is the centerpiece antique map at the exhibit Exploring the Early Americas at the Library of Congress. Other items rotate in this remarkable exhibition of rare and priceless antique maps. Staged in the Jefferson Building of the library.