New York Map Society
Past Meetings
Archive: Meetings from 1998 - May 2014
October 18, 2014
Michael Blanding talks
about his new book: "The
Map Thief"
November 8, 2014
Dr. Richard A. Pegg talks
about his new book:
“Cartographic Traditions
in East Asian Maps”
December 6, 2014
John W. Hessler and
Daniel De Simone talk
about their new book:
"Christopher Columbus --
Book of Privileges"
January 13, 2015
Chet Van Duzer, NYMS
member, discusses a
large-format medieval
water rights map from
March 7, 2015
Members-only "Show
and Tell" map event at a
beautiful, map-filled
Manhattan apartment.
April 11, 2015
Wendy Brawer, Founding
Green Map
System , explores the
most recent NYC Green
Maps, global impacts,
and the new archive at
the  New York Public
Library Map Division.
May 9, 2015
Members-only field trip
to, and tour of, the Bruce
Museum's map
collection, Greenwich, CT
September 15, 2015
Noted author/film-maker/
photographer Michael
Benson speaks about his
new book "Cosmigraphics"
October 14, 2015
Manhattan Field Trip:
private tour of the Grolier
Club and the Argosy Book
[and Map] Store
November 14, 2015
Members-only Boston
Field Trip for private tours
of two map exhibitions at
the Boston Public Library
January 26, 2016
Andrew Kapochunas on
"How Maps and Map
Collecting Helped an
Immigrant find his Place
in the World"
December 19, 2015
Members-only Holiday Social
at O'Lunney's off Times Square,
New York City
February 18, 2016
Members-only Field trip
and private tour of the
Manhattan Borough
President's map
March 12, 2016
Members-only "Show
and Tell" party at a
NY-metro-area map-filled
April 12, 2016
Catching up with the New
York Public Library's Map
Division: New Projects
and Collection Additions
May 3, 2016
Field trip to the Grolier
Club to hear PJ Mode on
"Persuasive Maps"
May 21, 2016
Members-only End-of-
Program-Year field trip and
social: Fraunces Tavern
October 24, 2016
Members-only Field Trip
to the Swiss Ambassador's
residence for a book talk
November 30, 2016
Tim Wallace, NY Times
Cartographer, on news
December 10, 2016
Members-only Field Trip
to the
Brooklyn Historical
Society, followed by a
social hour
January 18, 2017
Field trip to Daniel
Crouch Rare Books to
see 1531 Maggiolo map
January 25, 2017
Miklos Pinther speaks on
the History of the
American Geographical
February 28, 2017
Bobby Shackelton of
Bloomberg   MAPS
speaks on commercial
data visualization
September 20, 2016
John Roman on "The Art
of Illustrated Maps" at the
New York Public Library
March 30, 2017
Laura Ten Eyck of Argosy
Bookstore and "Antiques
Roadshow" on what to look
for in evaluating a map
April 29, 2017
Connie Brown of
Redstone Studios on
"Making Manuscript
May 6, 2017
Chet Van Duzer: “New
Light on Henricus
Martellus’s c1491 World
Map: multispectral
June 14, 2017
Kate Cordes gives
members-only a
behind-the- scenes tour
of the New York Public
Library's Map Division,
followed by a social hour
September 19, 2017
Kitty Harmon and Rick
Meyerowitz speak on
“Picturing the City:
Illustrated Maps of NYC”
Audio of session:
October 25, 2017
Cartographer Jeremy
Apgar on "Trail Maps
Then & Now: Looking
Back at 100 Years of
Mapping Trails."
Audio of session:
November 15, 2017
Chet Van Duzer: "With
Savage Pictures Fill their
Gaps’: On Cartographers’
Fear of Blank Spaces.”

Now on
December 9, 2017
Members-Only Field Trip
to the NY Historical
Society and Holiday
Social Hour
January 13, 2018
Members-Only "Show
and Tell"
February 7, 2018
Colin Harrison book talk:
"You Belong to Me,"
whose protagonist is a
map collector
March 7, 2018
Our planned book talk
"Mapping the Heavens,"
by Yale Astronomer
Priyamvada Natarajan,
had to be cancelled at
the last minute because
of a New York City
blizzard. We expect the
talk to be re-scheduled.
April 28, 2018
Our planned book talk by
Mark Monmonier had to
be cancelled at the last
minute when Mark's flight
was cancelled for bad
weather. We expect the
talk to be re-scheduled.
Instead, attendees saw a
video of Chet Van Duzer's
November 15, 2017 talk:
"'With Savage Pictures
Fill their Gaps’: On Carto-
graphers’ Fear of Blank
May 5, 2018
Les Trager book talk:
"Henry Hudson: Cree
History and
Ancient Maps.”
Sept. 15, 2018
End-of-Program Year Members-Only Social Hour at the
Harlem Yacht Club, and Sailing Trip on member
boat "Ilene"
Steve Hanon at the wheel
New York Map Society members
Map Society sailors
October 4, 2018
Pictorial cartographer
Anton Thomas talks
about his hand-drawn
North American continent
October 6, 2018
Eminent cartographer
Mark Monmonier talks
about his new book:
"Patents and
Cartographic Inventions."
November 3, 2018
Noted astrophysicist
Priyamvada Natarajan
discusses her book
"Mapping the Heavens."
December 1, 2018
,Members-only Map Field
Trip to the New York
Transit Museum to tour
their new exhibition:
"Navigating New York"
New York Map
Society members
at "61 Local" for a
Social Hour
January 26, 2019
Map & book dealer
Daniel Crouch on the
history of data
Now on
February 6, 2019
Scott Max Edelson on his
book "The New Map of
Empire: How Britain
Imagined America Before
Now on
March 19, 2019
Christina Dando at the
New York Public Library
on: "Maps in Motion:
American Public Map
Making of the
Progressive Era."
April 13, 2019
Susan Schulten on “How
Maps Illuminate and
Complicate the Past”
May 2, 2019
Matthew Edney Updates
us at the NYPL on "The
History of Cartography
June 15, 2019 Members-only "Show & Tell" and Social
Hour at Avenues HQ. Presenters: Donna David, Jacob Ford,
Steve Hanon, Andrew  Kapochunas, Fred Shauger, Joseph
Porder, Laura Ten Eyck, and Emily Theisen.  
Steve Hanon's
"Don Quixote's
Jacob Ford's
Joseph Porder
Donna David
Andrew's town
view of Lithuania
September 21, 2019
Chet Van Duzer on
"Frames that Speak: An
Introduction to
Cartographic Cartouches”
September 28, 2019
Members-only sailing trip on Roger Karlebach's sailboat
Roger Karlebach
October 19, 2019
John Huth on ""The Lost
Art of Finding Our Way."
Now on YouTube!
December 7, 2019
Members-Only "Show
and Tell" and catered
Holiday Social
Avenues HQ. Showing a
map: Fred Shauger, PJ
Mode, Jim Barry, Roger
Karlebach, Donna David,
Steve Hanon, Jacob
Ford, Vera Stecher, and
Andrew Kapochunas
November 2, 2019
Ian Fowler on
"Cartographic Visions of
New Netherland and New
January 25, 2020
PJ Mode and Laura Ten
Eyck on "Just in case I
don't live forever, what
should happen to my
February 29, 2020
Andrew Kapochunas
presents " New York's
Newtown Creek: Death
and Resurrection"
September 26, 2020
Eric W. Sanderson on a
Zoom update to his
"Welikia Project," now
including New York City's
outer boroughs.
Now on
October 31, 2020
Lars Grava on Zoom on
"At the Edge of Empires -
Maps of the Baltic States"
Now on YouTube!
November 21, 2020
Larry Tise on "Theodore
De Bry -- America: The
Complete Plates from
December 9, 2020
First "Show & Tell" open
to members of
any map
society, with 12

Jordan Engle, of the
Decolonial Atlas Project,
shows how mapmakers
are supporting the Black
Lives Matter movement