Event Type: Upcoming Events

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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“Names of New York” by geographer/writer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:00 pm New York (ET) time: the New York Map Society presents geographer/writer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro speaking on his new book: “Names of New York.” Exploring the power of naming to shape experience and our sense of place, Jelly-Schapiro traces the ways in which native Lenape, Dutch settlers, British invaders, and successive waves of immigrants have left their marks on the city’s map.

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