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  • Exhibitions
    • Missionary cartography in the 19th century
    • Exhibitions on the Magellan-Elcano expedition.
  • Looks at Books
    • Why North is Up: Map Conventions and Where They Came From
    • La géographie de la Renaissance [Renaissance Geography]
    • Atlas militaires manuscrits (XVIIe - XVIIIe siècles) Villes et territoires des ingénieurs du roi [Manuscript military atlases (17th - 18th centuries), Cities and territories of the King’s engineers]
  • History and Cartography
    • The AfricaMuseum's largest maps of the Congo
    • Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille: Pioneer of scientific cartography in Southern Africa
  • How I got into Carthography
    • Interview with Sabrina Guerra
  • Brussels Map Circle news
    • Conference - Mapping Africa
    • 2020 Programme
  • International news
    • Symposium on Globes in Zurich.
    • The Malta Map Society celebrates its 10thanniversary in style
    • Thank You Madam Secretary

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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.

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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.
Source: Read more.

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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.
Best,
Erin Schreiner
Executive Director
The Bibliographical Society of America
erin.schreiner@bibsocamer.org

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Contents

  • Exhibitions
    • The World as a Globe
    • Coming face-to-face with maps – The world of C215
  • Looks at Books
    • Italian Cartography and Topography in the 16th century
    • Lost Maps of the Caliphs - Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo
    • Mediterranean Cartographic Stories
  • History and Cartography
    • Ethnographic mapping in the light of the Peace Treaties
  • Interview
    • The Brussels Map Circle as a study case - Interview with Diane Staelens
  • Brussels Map Circle news
    • A visit to the HEK collection
    • Conference Programme for 2019
  • International news
    • News from Germany … and from London
    • ICA-workshop in Utrecht -Controlling the waters : seas,lakes and rivers on historic maps and charts
    • ICHC conference Amsterdam

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Terra Brasilis (Nova Série) é uma publicação da Rede Brasileira de História da Geografia e Geografia Histórica, coletivo nacional de pesquisadores interessados na história da geografia, a geografia histórica, a história do pensamento geográfico, a história da cartografia e a história da geografia escolar, com ênfase no Brasil e na América Latina.
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