Source and more details on https://cartogallica.hypotheses.org/2200.
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).
Source: Read more.
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.
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- Lost Maps of the Caliphs - Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo
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- Ethnographic mapping in the light of the Peace Treaties
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- 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
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- 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.
- Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination (Reviewer: Dick Pflederer
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The map of La Terre et Prévôté de Neufchâteau avec ses dépendances in 1609 is now hanging in the new building of the State Archives of Belgium in Arlon
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.
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.
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 Tranquillitatis … Mare Belgicum.
See also Luis Robles blog Historia y Mapas.