Antique Maps & Antique Prints Meetings
November 2, Denver. 5:30 PM. Meeting of The Rocky Mountain Map Society at the Denver Public Library, 5th floor, 10 West 14th Avenue. Dr. Imre Josef Demhardt presents “Alexander von Humboldt and the Mapping of the Americas,” a discussion covering the remarkable achievements of Humboldt, not least of which were his cartographic contributions arising from his five years of exploration in the United States, from 1799 – 1804.
November 4-6, Chicago. A notable annual event, this year marks the 17th presentation of the Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. This year’s presentation, entitled “Mapping the Transition from Colony to Nation,” brings together the work of 8 scholars, presenting papers that look at the ways in which citizens and their governments moved out of the colonial era and developed both culturally and politically. The role of maps in this transition is central to the theme of the lectures. The lectures are free, but reservations are requested. Via email or phone: 312-255-3659.
November 4, London. 5:00 PM. The “Maps and Society” Lectures at the Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square. The lectures are free, and open to the public. This month’s lecture features Professor Adrian Seville, whose lecture is entitled “Cartographic Race Games in Europe: Entertainment, Education – or Influence?”. Email for more information.
November 6, Providence, R.I. 10:00 AM. The John Carter Brown Library, at Brown University, 94 George Street, is the site for the meeting of the Boston Map Society. Maps and prints curator Susan Danforth will host a tour of the library’s outstanding cartographic collection.
November 10, Malta. 6:00 PM. Map collecting, and the prestigious International Map Collectors’ Society are two of the topics in a talk by IMCoS vice chair Valerie Newby at a meeting of the Malta Map Society. The magnificent fortification of St. James Cavalier, in Valletta, serves as the setting for the meeting.
November 6, Paris. 11:00 AM. Hotel Ambassador, 16, Boulevard Haussmann. The 9th Paris Map Fair, featuring antique maps, atlases, and travel books.
November 13, Princeton. 2:30 PM. The Princeton Library is the site of a joint visit by the Washington Map Society and the New York Map Society to take in an exhibit that looks at 250 years of exploration: “Strait Through: Magellan to Cook & the Pacific, An Illustrated History.” Tours commence at 2:30 or 3:30. Contact either J. C. McElveen or Heather Kinsinger to make a reservation for either tour.
November 16, Cambridge, England. 5:30 PM. Emma Perkins, of Cambridge’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science, presents “Geography Rectified: a study of a seventeenth-century terrestrial globe and the motives of its makers.” Professor Perkins’s lecture is part of the Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2010-2011 at Emmanuel College, St. Andrew’s Street, in the Gardner Room. Free and open to the public. For more information, email Sarah Bendall.
November 18, Washington, DC. 7:00 PM. Author Barnet Schecter, Fellow of the New York Academy of History, talks about his new book that profiles George Washington through the prism of maps that were a large part of Washington’s life. The book is entitled “George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps.” The presentation is through the auspices of the Washington Map Society, which meets in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, at 101 Independence Avenue. For more details, email J. C. McElveen.
Antiquarian Book & Map Fairs
November 6, Houston. The Houston Book Fair. Museum of Printing History, 1324 West Clay. Tel: 713 522-4652 Ext 207.
November 6, Paris. The 9th Annual Paris Map Fair. Hotel Ambassador, 16, Boulevard Haussmann.
November 6-7, Garden City, Long Island, NY. The Long Island Book & Ephemera Fair. Garden City Field House, 295 Stewart Ave. Tel: 603 509-2639.
November 12-14, Boston, MA. ABAA Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.
November 28, Albany, NY. Albany Book & Paper Show. Washington Ave. Armory, 195 Washington Ave. Tel: 802-464-8438.
November 4, London. Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps, & Natural History.
November 10, Gloucestershire, England. Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps, & Manuscripts.
November 15, New York. Swann Galleries. Rare & Important Travel Posters.
November 18, San Francisco. PBA Galleries. Americana, Travel & Exploration, Maps & Atlases.
November 23, London. Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Historical Photographs.