Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
April 9-11, Austin, Texas. Spring, 2010 meeting of the Texas Map Society. The meeting covers several locations, so please check the society website for details.
April 10, Richmond, Virginia. 11:00 am. Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street. The 2010 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography.
Special Map Exhibition begins at 11:00 am.
Lecture begins at 1:00 pm.
Noted author Ralph E. Ehrenberg, former chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, presents: Mapping the Geology of Virginia: 1740s-1890s.
How do you construct a geologic map, one of the basic visual languages of geology? What do geologists contribute to the process? Cartographers? Map engravers and lithographers? Drawing on the formidable cartographic resources of the Library of Virginia, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives, Mr. Ehrenberg will address these questions and more in an illustrated PowerPoint presentation that traces the early effort to synthesize and map the complex rock formations that underlie the rich world of Virginia’s beautiful and distinctive landscape. Special focus will be given to the pioneering work of “The Father of American geology” William Maclure, Virginia’s first official geologist William Bartram Rogers, Confederate cartographer Jedediah Hotchkiss, and the U. S. Geological Survey within the broader context of the development of geological surveying and mapmaking.
In addition, the Library of Virginia will be presenting a special one-day exhibition of rarely seen maps relating to the topic. Box lunches will be available for purchase.
Presented by the Fry Jefferson Map Society and sponsored by Massey Energy Company
For more information and to RSVP please call (804) 692-3813
April 13, Washington, DC. 7:00 pm. Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First St., SE. Coolidge Auditorium. The 4th Jay I. Kislak lecture, by historian Jonathan Spence: Mapping the Way: The Chinese Quests of Matteo Ricci. Open to he public, no reservation required.
April 15, Chicago. 5:30 PM. The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. Meeting of the Chicago Map Society. Topic is still to be announced.
April 15, Washington, DC. 8:00 PM. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Lincoln Room, 2660 Woodley Road. The Washington Map Society shares the stage with the Association of American Geographers at the AAG’s annual meeting. For more information, contact Dennis Gurtz, or call 301-926-1743.
April 15, 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, Dr Adam Mosley, of the Department of History and Classics, University of Swansea, presents: Cosmography and Cartography: Their Relationship Revisited. Refreshments follow the presentation, which is free and open to all. For more information call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
April 20, Denver. 5:30 pm. Regular meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, with author and noted cartographic historian Ralph Ehrenberg speaking on Thomas Jefferson: the Louisiana Purchase and the first maps of the Rockies. The meeting takes place at the Denver Public Library, in the Gates Room, located on the 5th floor. A dinner is planned at Maggiano’s following the presentation. For more information, email James Speed Hensinger.
April 22, Cambridge, MA. 5:30 PM. The Harvard Map Collection is the location for the meeting of the Boston Map Society, as they get first look at a new exhibit, Maps with an attitude: Cartographies of Propaganda and Persuasion. For more info, email Jeremy Poole.
April 29, 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, independent scholar Dr Chet Van Duzer presents Settling Disputes through Cartography in Fourteenth-Century Palma de Mallorca: The Map of the Siquia Aqueduct. Refreshments follow the presentation, which is free and open to all. For more information call +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 or email Tony Campbell.
May 4, Cambridge, England. 5:30 PM. Emmanuel College, Gardner Room, St. Andrew’s Street. Cambridge Seminar in the History of Cartography features Rachel Hewitt, of Queen Mary College, University of London) presenting The Map of a Nation: The Early Ordnance Survey and the Politics of British Landscape. The seminar is followed by refreshments. For more information, email Sarah Bendall.
May 8, Palo Alto, CA. Stanford University, Fred L. Hartley Conference Room, Earth Sciences Building. The California Map Society meets at Stanford University. For more information, email society Vice President Fred DeJarlais.
May 13, Oxford, England. 5:
00 PM. University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Sjoerd de Meer of the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam) presents The Corpus Christi Collection: a set of Dutch and English manuscript sea charts of South East Asia and the East Indies from around 1660-1670. This lecture is part of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 17th Annual Series. For more information, email Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library.
May 19, Boston. 5:30 PM. Boston Public Library. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is the location for the meeting of the Boston Map Society, for a presentation by Dava Sobel, author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter. For more info, email Jeremy Poole.
May 20, Evanston,IL. 5:30 PM. Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive. The Chicago Map Society meeting will discuss the map collection at Northwestern, along with a presentation on the Conservation, Digitization, and Importance of “The Oldest Map of Evanston”.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
April 8-11, New York City. ABAA Antiquarian Book Fair. Park Ave. Armory, Park & 67th Street.
April 11, Lansing, MI. Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. 517-332-0112,
April 30-May 1, Boston. Boston Antiquarian Book Fair. Boston University Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford St. 603-509-2639.
May 2, South Burlington, VT. Vermont Antiquarian Book Fair. Sheraton Hotel, 870 Williston Rd. 802-527-7243.
May 21, Philadelphia. Philadelphia Book & Ephemera Fair. Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave. 603-509-2639.
May 22-23, Seattle. Seattle Book & Paper Show. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Mercer St. and 3rd Ave. North. 206-323-3999.
April 7, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
May 6, London. Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps, and Natural History.
May 20, Falls Church, VA. Quinn’s Auctions. Rare Books & Maps.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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.
Through June 26, 2010, New York. The New York Public Library is the setting for an exhibit that focuses on the vitally important waterways and coastal areas of New York, entitled Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009.
Through August 10, 2010, Portland, Maine. The reopening of the recently-renovated Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine is the setting for the American Treasures Exhibition, a celebration of the rich and varied cartographic collection held by the Center.
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.