MapISH news
Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Wolds, Maps and Monsters has been published in June 2016 by Surekha Davies who is a cultural historian and historian of science at Western Connecticut State University.  Details, a book abstract and advance reviews may be consulted on the CUP website: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/european-history-a...  
The Lisbon conference-summer, organized by the CIUHCT, will end with the international workshop "Universum Infinitum". From the German Philsopher Nicolaus Cusanus (1401–1464) to the Iberian Discoveries in the 15th Century: Ocean World in European Exploration, which will be hold in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (BNP) on 17-18 June 2016. Therein we also will have a panel about map/globe history. More information, including all abstracts, can be found on http://www.ciuhct.org/pt/workshop_universum_infinitum  
Over 50 particpants attended the very successful symposium 'Encounters and Translations:Mapping and writing the Waters of the World' at the Bibioteca nacional de Portugal on 3-4 June. A full report will follow - but here is a photo of the organisers, speakers and participants consulting original maps and manuscripts at the exhibiton in the BNP arranged by Professor João Carlos Garcia (University of Oporto), Thomas Horst (CIUHCT, University of Lisbon) and Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Map Librarian of the BNP).  
ISHMap Symposium Lisbon
We would like to remember you that the 3rd Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) with the title “Encounters and Translations: Mapping and Writing the Waters of the World” will take place next Friday and Saturday (3rd/4th June 2016) at the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. The final programme of the symposium can be found on the website of ISHMap and on http://www.bnportugal.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1156%3Asimposio-ishmap-encounters-and-translations-mapping-and-writing-the-waters-of-the-world-3-e-4-jun-16&catid=166%3A2016&Itemid=1177&lang=pt Our symposium...
The latest Annual Report of the Harley Trustees is published. For those of you who have benefited or know of the Trust's work in helping researchers in the history of cartography, you will be pleased to see our progress.   The Trust is  still going strong after over 20 years. It is supported by individuals who contribute either small amounts monthly or by individual larger donations from time to time.  Our American Friends are very active under the chairmanship of Matthew Edney and help colleagues attend the major International Conference on the History of Cartography every two years as well as sending  funding each year  to help ...
Dear all, Thanks to a skills sponsorship from the Japanese firm Dai Nippon Printing Co., 55 globes from the BnF collectionhave been digitized in 3D. It is the first time so many globes are digitized in volume, and with such details : the precise shape of each object has been scanned, and combined with a high definition texture. These globes can be accessed on Gallica, the BnF digital library, via dedicated pages. It is possible to navigate the globes -        by theme(terrestrial, celestial, metallic globes), -        by century, -        by geographical origin. Once you’ve selected the globe you wish to see, clicking the « 3D » button...
We have added some practical informations on the upcoming Symposium in Lisbon, you can find it in our Meetings subpage. Registration for the event is still open, you can reach it from the sidebar on the right or by clicking this link.
Frederick de Wit and the First Concise Reference Atlas George S. Carhart This book is about the life and work of Frederick de Wit (1629-1706), one of the most famous dealers of maps, prints and art during the Dutch Golden Age, and his contribution to the dissemination of the knowledge of cartography. The Amsterdam firm of Frederick de Wit operated under the name “De Witte Pascaert” (The White Chart) from 1654 to 1710. It offered all kinds of printing and was one of the most successful publishers of maps and prints in the second half of the seventeenth century. The description of De Wit’s life and work is followed by an in-depth analysis and...

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