New York Map Society
Member Map News
Connie Brown, New York Map Society member:
"As ever, I spend most of my time painting 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 my
husband Duncan Milne's help, I also make custom globes. Contact me
( if you'd like a map or a globe."
Chet Van Duzer, New York Map Society member and map historian, is
co-organizing an international conference next year titled
Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping.”
It will take
place at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia   
November 13 and 14, 2017. The conference foregrounds the
commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of
Canada in 1867 with a look at the early exploration and mapping of   
the territory that now forms the country. Chet's co-organizer is Lauren
Beck, Chet Van Duzer is at
Detail from Desceliers'
1550 map of the world,
from Chet Van Duzer
W. Graham Arader III, New York Map Society Member-Map Dealer, is
looking to hire a rare map curator, cataloger and expert to enter
descriptions on ABE. Job pays $40,000 to $80,000 a year with bonuses
and 2% ownership on all items cataloged. Contact
Leslie Trager, New York Map Society member, has just published (as
Amazon Kindle book "Henry Hudson: Cree History and Ancient
Maps." The book relates, for the first time, Cree and Inuit history as
they encountered Hudson during his exploration of Hudson Bay. This
information is based upon the information given to a pilot who flew
many trips into the Hudson Bay area when he was transporting
material to the various radar sites set up in Northern Canada during  
the late 1950's and 60's. The author learned this information from the
pilot because both had an interest in Hudson and were members of  
the Explorers Club. The book describes how the Cree witnessed the
mutiny and rescued Hudson and his remaining men. The book also
shows that knowledge of the Hudson Bay area existed before Hudson
arrived there in 1610 based on maps existing years before that date
showing Hudson Bay. It also examines the Champlain Map of 1632  
and demonstrates that the part showing the eastern portion of   
Hudson Bay shows the land as it looked thousands of years before
Hudson   got to Hudson Bay. The author estimates that the map on
which the Champlain map is based was surveyed at least 3000 years
earlier. The book also shows that Hudson most likely had some of
these early maps in his possession when he went to Hudson Bay.
These maps likely indicated the possibility of valuable ore, for the  
route Hudson traveled showed that Hudson was interested in the  
metal resources of Hudson Bay and not in finding the Northwest
Fredric Shauger, President Emeritus, member of the Board, New York
Map Society,
has just had his fourth book review published in the
Winter 2016 issue of
The Portolan, Journal of the Washington Map
Society: "Abraham Ortelius, 1527 - 1598, Life, Works, Sources and
Friends," by Marcel Van den Broecke. You can read it
Andrew Kapochunas, New York Map Society Secretary and
has an exhibition of 18-20 of his maps of historic Lithuania opening at
6:30 pm on February 15 (closing March 31): "300+ Years of  
Lithuania on Maps: 1552 - 1862,"
at the Lithuanian Consulate in New
York, 3rd Floor, 420 Fifth Ave.
(entrance on 37th St.), New York, NY.   
On opening night, he will give a lecture:
"How Maps and Map
Collecting Helped a Lithuanian Immigrant Find His Place in the
This will be similar, but not the same, as a lecture Andrew  
gave at the New York Public Library in January 2016.
For reasons of
building security, pre-registration is mandatory to
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Gerrittsz-Blaeu: "MAGNI