Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Page 15

May 2002

Tel 0131-226 4531 ext 3411/3418, Fax 0131-668 3472. Venues include:
      May: Perth & Kinross Libraries
      June-Aug.: Hawick Museum
      Sept.: Glasgow: Mitchell Library
      Oct.: North Lanarkshire Council
      Until December 1, 2002 - Williamsburg Another Scottish exhibition is hosted by Colonial Williamsburg At the Edge of the World: Mapping Scotland, a loan exhibition on display at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum (http://www.history.org/visit/sp_events/exhibition.cfm#dewitt). The exhibition will feature 40-50 maps, charts and views that illustrate a fascinating blend of science and social history with some of the earliest efforts at the art of map making, a profession that emerged in the 15th century when Scotland was on the edge of the known world. Mapping Scotland will include an exploration of early maps and urban views of Britain and Scotland, nautical charts, elaborate coffee table atlases and other cartographic miscellany.

Compiled by John W. Docktor

SHD members at Bentís Fort, 
September 9, 2001 (Fig. 9)

The editor is indebted to Laura Miller and Nicole Smith for their help in preparing this newsletter. He also thanks the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA for its support of SHD activities.

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