New York Map Society
Upcoming Meetings
Our typical Meeting Place is free and open to the public for our events, but entry to the
building requires photo ID, and RSVPs to
MapSocietyNY@gmail.com are recommended.

Avenues: The World School
, Headquarters, 11 East 26th Street (between Madison and Fifth
Avenues)
, New York, NY 10011. Photo ID required for entry. The boardroom seats 40+, and
has a 75-inch 1080p wall-mounted electronic screen. It is available for society events Monday
and Wednesday to Friday evenings, and Saturday afternoons. RSVPs to
MapSocietyNY@gmail.com are requested, but not required.

(We hope -- in a few years, once renovations to the Mid-Manhattan Library are completed -- to
again have our meetings at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman [Main]
Building, 42nd Street and  Fifth Avenue, New York City.)

Field trips to map sites, special events, and lectures may held on weekends. Some events are
reserved for current-paid members only, and some field trips are at venues that may require
an admission fee.

See our "Map Shows and Lectures" page for map-related events.
Our 2019-20 program year began September 1, 2019. We hope you'll
join your fellow map lovers as a member, or renew, so that we can
continue bringing members quality lectures and field trips.  

Please take a moment now to renew or join at our
"Join Us" page.
The balance of our 2019-20 Program Year:
Saturday, 2 pm, April 18, 2020: Lars Grava: "At the Edge of Empires
- Maps of the Baltic States"
Venue:
Avenues: The World School, Headquarters, 11 East 26th Street
(between Madison and Fifth Avenues), 17th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Lars, in a reprise of his Fall 2019 presentation to the Washington Map
Society, will discuss how maps have more than two dimensions, as they
also illuminate political, societal, cultural, and economic features of the
geographies they depict. The Baltic States, located at the crossroads of
geographic interests, were often caught between two different powers,
religions, or other competing parties, and hence the importance of the
region.  His collection, which now comprises over 400 maps, was begun
by his father, Professor Sigurds Grava. Although his father passed away
10 years ago, Lars' study of Baltic maps helps him continue his special
relationship and bond with his father.
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Saturday, 2 pm, January 25, 2020:
New York Map Society member PJ Mode and New York Map Society
Vice President Laura Ten Eyck host  a discussion: "Just in case I
don't live forever, what should happen to my collection?"
Venue:
Avenues: The World School, Headquarters, 11 East 26th Street
(between Madison and Fifth Avenues), 17th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Legacy planning in practical terms: find out how to plan ahead and
prepare for the future of your map collection.


PJ, a student and collector of old maps since 1980, now focuses on researching
and collecting “persuasive cartography,” maps intended primarily to influence
opinions or beliefs – to send a message – rather than to communicate  
geographic information. His collection is going to Cornell University, and PJ’s
website at
persuasivemaps describes the subject and the collection, with links to
high-resolution images and detailed notes on over 800 maps.

Laura is director of the gallery at the Argosy Book Store in New York City.  
Trained as an artist, she has a passion for contemporary art matched only by her
expertise in rare maps and prints. She is a Map and Print appraiser on the
"Antiques Roadshow." At Argosy, she oversees sales and acquisitions.
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PJ Mode
Laura Ten Eyck
Saturday, 2 pm, February 29, 2020:
New York Map Society Secretary/Webmaster Andrew Kapochunas:
presents "New York's Newtown Creek: Death and Resurrection -- A
Chronicle in Maps and Photographs"
Venue:
Avenues: The World School, Headquarters, 11 East 26th Street
(between Madison and Fifth Avenues), 17th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Andrew, Secretary/Webmaster of the New York Map Society, collects antique
maps of the area of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which existed
1569-1795,
and built and maintains the website LithuanianMaps.com After he
and his wife moved to Long Island City, New York, in July 2018, he became a
member of the environmental action group Newtown Creek Alliance. This
presentation is the English-language version of a talk he gave in Vilnius,
Lithuania, in November, 2019, at the yearly CartoCon of the Lithuanian
Cartographic Society, of which he is a member.
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Andrew Kapochunas
Saturday, 2 pm, March 14, 2020: Eric Sanderson presents the
author of "The Mannahatta Project" and "Terra Nova"
Venue:
Avenues: The World School, Headquarters, 11 East 26th Street
(between Madison and Fifth Avenues), 17th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Eric W. Sanderson is a landscape ecologist for the Wildlife Conservation  
Society at the Bronx Zoo, director of the Mannahatta Project and the author of
"Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City." In 2013 his book "Terra Nova:
The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs," was published.








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Photo: Markley Boyer/Mannahatta
Project, Wildlife Conservation Society
Eric Sanderson
Lars Grava
May and June 2020: TBD
Detail: 1845 Bache:
"New York Harbor"
From David Rumsey