Ian Fowler
Speaker Ian Fowler Curator and Geospatial Librarian
1508 Hunt-Lenox copper Globe

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2:00 pm (In-Person and Members Only of the New York and Connecticut Map Societies).  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,” which features some of the library’s most extraordinary items, including the c. 1508 Hunt-Lenox copper Globe, not only one of the earliest surviving terrestrial globes, but also one of the oldest known cartographic depictions of the Americas. Also on the tour will be the c. 1460-70 “Geographia” of Nicolaus Germanus. To attend, society members must RSVP to Andrew Kapochunas at kapochunas@gmail.com 

Saturday, November 19, 2022
2:00 PM, EST (New York)
New York Public Library