Antique Maps & Prints Meetings
September 1, London. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Conference Centre, British Library. As part of the library’s series, “Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda, and Art”, the September 1 evening presents a look at how the world has depicted itself for the last 100 years.
September 11, New York City. 2:30 p.m. New York Public Library, 5th Ave. at 42nd St. “The Mapping of Africa” is the featured topic at a meeting of the New York Map Society. Antique maps dealer Richard Betz will discuss the changing depictions of Africa over the centuries. For more information, please email Heather Kinsinger.
September 12-14, Santa Fe, N.M. The 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Please see the society website for full details — this looks to be a wonderful 3 day event, packed with presentations and social events. Fittingly, the S.H.D. is in Santa Fe on the occasion of their 400th anniversary.
September 23rd, Washington, D.C. 7:00 p.m. Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. Meeting of the Washington Map Society, featuring author and playwright Mark Stein discussing his latest work, “How the States got their Shapes”. Sure to be an evening of erudition and entertainment. For more details, contact J. C. McElveen via email or telephone at 202-879-3726.
October 4-6, London. Various locations around London provide the settings for the event-filled, three plus days of the 28th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors’ Society. A visit to the society website is essential to get an understanding of the various events that are planned, with locations.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
September 2-5, Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Antiquarian Book Fair. Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St. Tel. 561-822-5440.
September 4-5, Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Rare Book & Collectible Show. Decatur Conference Center, 130 Clairmont Road.
September 11, Rochester, N.Y. Rochester Book Fair. Minett Hall at the Monroe County Fairgrounds 2695 East Henrietta Road Henrietta, N.Y. Tel. 585-325-2050.
September 11, Santa Monica, CA. Santa Monica Book Fair. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street. Tel: 209-358-3134.
September 12, Concord, N.H. New Hampshire Antiquarian Book Fair & Paper Show. Grappone Center, 70 Constitution Ave. Tel: 800-556-3727.
September 18, Sacramento, CA. Sacramento Fall Antiquarian Book Fair. Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 “H” Street. Tel: 916-849-9248.
October 1-2, Castle Staverden, The Netherlands. 1st International Antique Map Fair at Castle Staverden. Located near Apeldoorn. See website for details.
September 15, London. Bonhams. Travel & Exploration.
September 16, New York City. Swann Galleries. Scenes of the City: Prints, Drawings, & Paintings of New York, 1900-2000.
September 23, London. Christies. Travel, Science, & Natural History.
September 29, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, British and Overseas Maps.
Antique Map & Print Exhibitions
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.