This issue of ICA News introduces the new Executive Committee and the most recent recipients of the ICA Awards. It contains a number of reports, photos and statistics from ICC 2019 held in Tokyo and invites us to Florence in 2021.
Depuis 2019, la bibliothèque municipale du Havre conserve dans ses réserves un nouveau trésor, qui n’est pas sans rapport avec la cartographie : le manuscrit de navigation du marin havrais Jean-Baptiste Le Grip (1762). Ce grand et épais in-folio de plus de 30 cm, relié en veau retourné (suède), est composé de 358 pages couvertes d’une écriture serrée à l’encre brune, enrichies de 140 illustrations (dont 7 planches dépliantes), 6 volvelles (disques mobiles en papier pivotant les uns sur les autres destinés à simplifier les calculs d’événements cycliques) et d’une vue de navire de guerre. Les dernières pages sont consacrées à l’art de dresser une carte.
Source and more details on https://cartogallica.hypotheses.org/2200.
On 14 May 1940, the building of the State Archives in Mons was hit by German incendiary bombs aimed at the railway station. Two-thirds of the archives were destroyed by the flames, mostly Old Regime documents. One of the few funds that escaped the disaster is the cartographic collection. If the scanning of these maps and plans has been finalized for some time, they are now also available via Cartesius where they can be viewed online.
Discover, for example, this detail of the city of Braine-le-Comte in 1587 (Archives of the State in Mons, Maps and Plans, II, 1043), taken from a map drawn up in the framework of a trial between the chapter of Sainte-Waudru de Mons and the chapter of Salle-le-Comte in Valenciennes, concerning tithes for the Council of Hainaut. The archives of the Council are lost, but the maps extracted from the files have been preserved.
Via Cartesius, you can consult famous maps or not. Recently, the State Archives have downloaded, in addition to the collection of Maps and Plans of AE Mons, the following collections:
a large part of the maps and plans of the series II of the General Archives of the Kingdom
cards selling national goods
the cards of the general notary of Brabant
the atlas of the Ter Duinen abbey (whose originals are kept at the Grand Séminaire de Bruges).
State of the question: For the moment, the State Archives have put via Cartesius a little over 40 000 online cards, including about 23 000 maps of the cadastre.
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Message from the Bibliographical Society of America
I write to alert you to a fellowship offered by the Bibliographical Society of America supporting the study of maps as material texts. If you are able to advertise this to the International Cartographic Association's membership, we would be most grateful.
Please find details about the fellowship below, and further details, including application instructions, on our website, here: https://bibsocamer.org/awards/fellowships/
The Charles J. Tanenbaum Fellowship in Cartographical Bibliography ($3000) supports projects dealing with all aspects of the history, presentation, printing, design, distribution and reception of cartographical documents from Renaissance times to the present, with a special emphasis on eighteenth-century cartography. Funded by the Pine Tree Foundation of New York.
Applications are due on November 1, 2019.
The Bibliographical Society of America