Event Type: Previous Meetings

The Struggle of Mapmakers to Keep Up with Changing Post-WWI Boundaries Between Lithuania and Poland

Thursday, 5 January 2023 (Arranged with assistance of New York Map Society; sponsored in partnership with California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies). This talk will explore the reasons for the continued wars, will show many examples of divergent maps published during this time, and will show the maps used by President Wilson’s cartographers in coming up with Versailles-recommended (and ignored) Polish-Lithuanian borders.

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Francis Manasek on “The Birth of Moon Maps: Looking Through the Telescope, 1610-1696.”

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7:00 pm New York (ET) time (Online): The California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture by Francis Manasek (retired professor, Dartmouth Medical School; former antiquarian map dealer; author of “Collecting Old Maps” and “A Treatise on Moon Maps”) on “The Birth of Moon Maps: Looking Through the Telescope, 1610-1696.”

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Ian Fowler will personally guide society members through the “Polonsky Exhibition of the New York Public Library’s Treasures”

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2:00 pm. We will meet at 1:45 pm at the Fifth Avenue entrance of the main branch of the New York Public Library for a Field Trip. Ian Fowler (Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at The New York Public Library) will personally guide society members through the “Polonsky Exhibition of the New York Public Library’s Treasures”.

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The New York Map Society presents Rick Smit, a map collector living in The Netherlands, speaking about his Berghaus Map of Syria, published 1835 by the German publishing house Justus Perthes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 7:00 pm New York (ET): the New York Map Society presents Rick Smit, a map collector living in The Netherlands, speaking about his Berghaus Map of Syria, published 1835 by the German publishing house Justus Perthes. He will explain the sources Berghaus used, the context under which the map was published, and the new elevation depiction method applied in making the map: hachures.

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Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 7:00 pm New York (ET) time: Jennifer Thermes, author and map illustrator, will discuss her award-winning book “Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island.” From before its earliest settlement to the vibrant metropolis that exists today, the island of Manhattan has always been a place of struggle, growth, and radical transformation.

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