Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Page 17

May 2004

will bring together scholars to address the complex intersection of mapping and imperialism. The Lectures are generously supported by Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl, and are free and open to the public. Persons wishing to attend are asked to reserve their seat. For reservations and further information, contact Susan Hanf, Smith Center, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610 USA; phone 312-255-3659; fax 312-255-3502; e-mail smithctr@newberry.org.

October 16-22, 2004 - Modena, Verona and Florence International Map Collectors' Society 23rd international symposium. The program: http://www.harvey27.demon.co.uk/imcos/italy.htm includes three nights in Modena and coach transfer to Florence for three nights. There will be a one-day visit to Verona from Modena.

October 29, 2004 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors’ Circle: http://www.swaen.com/BIMCC.html will meet at 9.30 h at the lnstitut Géographique National - Nationaal Geografisch lnstituut. Geographer H. Lardinois will open the Map Room and Archives of this historical institution. Further information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen – Belgium; Tel/Fax ++32-(0) 3-440.10.81; E-mail: ericleenders@pi.be.

Map Fairs are scheduled in London - May 9, October 10, November 6, and December 12, 2004 The Rembrandt, http://www.Londonmapfairs.com/. On June 5-6, 2004, a fair will be held in conjunction with the IMCoS London meeting. Additional map fairs will be held in Denver, September 18, 2004 Denver Public Library, http://www.rmmaps.org, Breda, The Netherlands November 26-27, 2004 Grote Kerk, and Miami, February 5-6, 2005 Historical Museum of Southern Florida.

Many interesting cartographic exhibitions are currently open around the world.

Until May 28, 2004 - San Francisco Drawn from its collection of over 1,000 specimens, The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street (at Folsom), is pleased to exhibit a selection of rare and influential maps in Territorial Ambitions: Mapping the Far West, 1772-1872. The exhibition spans the period of Western exploration in the later eighteenth century, when California was often depicted as an island, up until the establishment of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. Museum Hours: Wednesday - Friday, and the 1st Saturday of each Month 10am- 4pm: http://www.californiapioneers.org/.

Until July 25, 2004 - Santa Rosa, California Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to Lewis and Clark, the Quivira Collection features maps from the private collection of Henry and Holly Wendt, founders and proprietors of Quivira Estate Vineyards & Winery. The unique exhibit of more than 30 pieces takes place at the Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sundays, 11am - 4pm: http://www.sonomacountymuseum.com/.

Until August 31, 2004 - Utrecht, The Netherlands Kaarten uitgelegd: Hoe kaarten- makers de wereld verbeelden [Maps explained: How map makers depicted the world] at the Utrecht University Museum, Lange Nieuwstraat 106. Through historical and modern maps, instruments and globes, the Museum shows how the cartographer simplifies the world and why he does this. The University Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 11.00 until 17.00.

Until September 30, 2004 - Washington Taking a Closer Look: Images from the Albert Small Collection. Washington real estate developer Albert Small loaned 37 rare prints, posters and maps chronicling the capital city’s birth and growth for this exhibit at the city’s newest museum. City Museum, 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square (http://www.citymuseumdc.org/).Tuesday-Sunday 10AM – 5PM. Closed Mondays. Phone 202-383-1800.

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