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Connie Brown New York Map Society Member
Redstone Studios   
Connie Brown paints custom wall maps: travel maps, property maps, biographical maps,
genealogical maps, and stewardship maps. Clients commission maps for themselves,
their organizations/companies, or as special-occasion gifts. With her husband Duncan
Milne's help, she also makes custom globes. Contact her if you'd like a map or a globe.
She's also a founder of the new
Connecticut Map Society!
John Woram
Andrew Kapochunas New York Map Society Secretary/Webmaster, and
Sustaining Member     
Andrew's weekly-updated website has thousands of map images -- political,
topographical, and ethnographic -- from 1507 to 1954, of the area in Eastern Europe
which comprised the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the largest country in Europe in
the 17th century. The site also has key mapmaker biographies and well over a hundred
19th century and earlier town views, prints and collectible cards with maps of that area,
which today includes parts of 14 Central and East European countries: Austria, Belarus,
the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Slovak Republic, and Ukraine.

Andrew is also writing what will be a six-part series on:
"The Maps and Mapmakers
that Helped Define 20th-Century Lithuanian Boundaries,
" for the Journal of the
Lithuania Philatelic Society
. The first four installments have been published:      
1. "
Administrative Boundaries of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Just Before the
Partition of 1772" in 2014; 2. "The First Partition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania,
1772" in Summer 2015; 3. "The Second Partition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania,
1793" Fall 2016; 4. "The Third and Last Partition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania;
administrative boundaries of Lithuanian Lands from 1795 to 1918
Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg New York Map Society Member and
adjunct professor of American History at Borough of Manhattan
Community College,
escorted Society members in 2006 on a walking tour of the New
York City Hall area and explained its evolution from its Amerindian village origin:

"Evolution of City Hall Park and Foley Square"
Fredric Shauger New York Map Society President Emeritus and
Sustaining Member
Leslie Trager New York Map Society Member
PJ Mode, New York Map Society Sustaining Member:
and Cornell University have a new website highlighting PJ's collection of " "Persuasive
Cartography:" maps "intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send or
reinforce messages - rather than to communicate objective geographic information  
(Tyner 2015, 1087)." The collection includes hundreds of map images that do just that,
ranging from 15th century moral maps to WW II propaganda.
Jacob Ford New York Map Society Member
Jacob has created a map, a recreation of the ancient "Tabula Peutingeriana," in the style
of a New York City subway diagram: "
The New Yorker's Tabula Peutingeriana"
He has also written an article about it: "
Twelve Roads Led to Rome"
Chet Van Duzer, New York Map Society Member
held a conference at the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania
"Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early
Modern Period."
The papers addressed books and maps from the 15th
to the 17th used in hand-coloring, the connoisseurship of hand-coloring,
and how color alters the meaning of a printed work--how the addition of
color represents an interpretation or reinterpretation of the work. All of
the talks were video-recorded, and those videos are now  freely available
on the internet. Below I attach a list of the talks delivered at the
conference, each with a link to the relevant video.

Chet Van Duzer

(Access the presentations below by copying the urls and pasting them  
into your browser)

February 19:
Opening Remarks by Lynne Farrington, Larry Tise, and Chet Van Duzer

David Bosse, Historic Deerfield
“‘To Give a Strong and Pleasing Effect’: Hand-Coloring in Historical Context”

Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar
“Colored as its Creators Intended: Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of
Ptolemy’s Geography”

William C. Wooldridge, Suffolk, Virginia, author of Mapping Virginia
(UVA Press, 2012)
“Collecting Color−A View from the Trenches”

Stephanie Stillo, Washington and Lee University
“Authenticity and Authorship in Early Modern Colored Maps”

Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
“‘An Ocean of Rumors’: News from the Atlantic World”

Graham Arader, Arader Galleries, New York, NY
“Detecting Fakes and Forgeries in the Market for Hand-Colored Books,
Maps, and Prints”

February 20:
Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
“Theodor de Bry and Sons, Master Engravers and Printers for the
Hand-Colored Book Market”

Larry Tise, East Carolina University
“America’s First ‘Coloring Book’: Theodor de Bry’s 1590 edition of
Thomas Harriot’s Briefe & True Report from the New-Found Land of

Joan Irving, Paper Conservator, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and
Library, Wilmington, Delaware
“‘Not Just for Ornament’: Transparent Liquid Colors for Maps & Plans”

Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania
“Hand-Colored Herbals”

Speakers' Roundtable
Miklos Pinther, New York Map Society Member, former Chief
Cartographer for the UN, and former Chief Cartographer for the  
American Geographical Society,
spoke on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the
New York Public Library on
"The History of Cartography at the American Geographical
Society." His complete speech is  annotated in red type to show the slide to which he  
was referring in his
1974: Theodore Shabad of the
New York Times (left) and
Miklos Pinther (right) reviewing
the compilation of the "Map of
the Arctic Region" at the
American Geographical Society
Donna David New York Map Society Member
Donna is a graphic design professor at FIT/SUNY. She is a map enthusiast interested in
the intersection of design, maps and geography. Her blog:
Maps Everywhere