My apologies to subscribers for the long delay in updating. After nearly five years publishing the blog via Google Blogger, I was forced to completely revise my blogging platform, as Google withdrew support for blogs using their old file transfer protocol. As anyone who writes a blog will surely understand, any major change that affects nearly five years’ worth of posts is a potential nightmare! I decided that since everything had to change anyway, I would take the opportunity to switch everything to WordPress. The process is now complete (hopefully!). Please let me know if you find any bugs. There was definitely a silver lining here, and I am very pleased to be working on WordPress now, which I am confident will make the blogging much smoother than Blogger, and for readers, I hope it will be easier to read (and comment) than the old blog. Enjoy.
Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
June 29, Denver. 5:30 p.m. Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, entitled “Jeppesen: The Man and the Company.” Jeppesen was a local pioneer in aviation cartography. The meeting takes place in the Gates Room on the 5th floor of the Denver Public Library.
July 7, London. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Conference Centre, British Library. As part of the library’s series, “Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda, and Art”, this segment is entitled “Speculating on the Mappa Mundi”, and discusses the function, the theological agenda, and the design of this famous world map.
July 24, Chapel Hill, N.C. 9:30 a.m. The Wilson Library at the UNC Chapel Hill campus, home of UNC’s Rare Book Collection and Southern Historical Collection is the setting for the next meeting of the William P. Cumming Map Society. The agenda includes a talk by Michael Hill of the Archives and History department, co-author of the just-published North Carolina Gazetteer, 2nd ed. Also on the agenda is an update on the North Carolina Maps Project at UNC. The meeting wraps up in the Rare Books Collection with a tour of the latest exhibit: “See the World Through My Eyes: Travel Narratives from the Rare Book Collection” hosted by Rare Books curator Claudia Funke.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
June 26, Cooperstown, N.Y. Cooperstown Antiquarian Bookfair. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Tel. 607-547-8363.
June 27, Portland, Maine. Southern Maine Antique Paper Show. Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside Street, Portland. Tel. 207-828-8065.
July 17-18, Cowan, Tennessee. The Tennessee Antiquarian Bookfair. Monterey Station, Cowan, TN.
June 24, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. “Americana and World History: Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera from the library of Calvin P. Otto”.
July 21, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books and Maps.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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.