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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: http://www.arch.be/index.php?l=fr&m=actualites&r=toutes-les-actualites&a=2019-11-05-du-nouveau-dans-cartesius-la-collection-cartographique-des-archives-de-l-etat-a-mons&utm_source=phplist127&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HTML&utm_campaign=Bulletin+d%27informations+des+Archives+de+l%27%C3%89tat+-+Novembre+2019

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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.
Read more.

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Contents
  • Articles
    • The Man Who Mapped Siam: James McCarthy and the Royal Survey Department, by Hal Meinheit
    • Exercises of Imagination and Speculation: Mapping Northwest America in the Mid-Eighteenth Century, by Jacob Singer 2018 Ristow Honorable Mention
    • The First Map to Use the Name Toronto: Recently Discovered on a Three and a Half Century Old Map, by Rick Laprairie
    • Rising to the First – An interview with Dr. Paulette Hasier, by John Hessler
  • Recent publications - This regular feature, a bibliographic listing of articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the history of cartography, is compiled by Leah M. Thomas.
  • Book reviews
    • Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination (Reviewer: Dick Pflederer
    • Lost Maps of the Caliphs, Drawing the World in Eleventh Century Cairo (Reviewer: Cyrus Ala’i)
    • Philippine Cartography 1320-1899, Fourth Edition (Reviewer: Hal Meinheit)
  • Shorter items
Read more on http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm.

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The State Archives of Belgium in Arlon recently took possession of their new building. On this occasion the map of La Terre et Prévôté de Neufchâteau avec ses dépendances in 1609 took place in the stairwell. This layout offers the curious a unique point of view to appreciate all the features of this map. It is an oil painting on canvas of 3.7 × 2.1 metres raised in 1609 at the initiative of Charles d'Arenberg (1550-1616).
Opening hours of the Archives: Tuesday to Friday and every first Saturday of the month except July and August from 9.00 to 16.30. The map is visible for free. Access to the archives is also free.
Map of La Terre et Prévôté de Neufchâteau avec ses dépendances en 1609

Read more on the Carte d'Arenberg de la Prévôté de Neufchâteau en 1609.
Other references: Hannick, Pierre, and Jean-Marie Duvosquel. La carte d'Arenberg de la terre et prévôté de Neufchâteau en 1609 (avec le ban de Mellier et la seigneurie de Bertrix), édition commentée en enrichie d'un dossier cartographique (18e-20e siècle). Bruxelles. Crédit communal, 1996.

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As we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon, the Royal Palace in Brussels is dedicating it's traditional summer exhibition to the moon.
Look at objects 21 and 22, showing two of the earliest maps of the moon. Interesting to note is that Apollo 11 landed in the so called Mare Tranquillitatis, named by the Italian astronomers Francesco Grimaldi and Giovanni Battista Riccioli in 1651. It was however Langrenus (Michael Florent van Langren, 1600-1675) who made the first map of the moon in 1645, naming the Mare TranquillitatisMare Belgicum.
See also Luis Robles blog Historia y Mapas.

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Contents:
  • C. Fleet, An open-source web-mapping toolkit for libraries, 59-76
  • Y. Z. Tzifopoulos, E. Livieratos, Mapping Cartouches in Rigas' Charta and Gazis' Pinax: The Elaborately Symbolic Narrative of a Map, 77-84
  • S. R. Svenningsen, M. L. Perner, Using GIS and historical digitized aerial imagery and maps to analyze information on Cold War Soviet military maps of Denmark, 85-96
  • C. Porter, K. Lilley, C. Lloyd, S. McDermott, R. Milligan, Cartographic connections – the digital analysis and curation of sixteenth-century maps of Great Britain and Ireland, 97-109
Website: http://e-perimetron.org/Vol14_2.htm

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