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Newsletter No 54

Contents

  • Looks at books
    • The world’s masterpieces explored and explained
    • Collecting Old Maps
  • History and Cartography
    • How old are portolan charts really?
    • The Modern Atlas as Diplomatic Gift
    • La cartographie des traités (XVe – XXe siècles)
    • The rectification of the northern border of France in 1779, in the field, in La Flamengrie
  • Interview
    • How I Got Into Cartography: Joost Depuydt
  • Map Circle News
    • Mapping the Ottoman Empire
    • Brussels Map Circle Programme for 2016
  • International news
    • 13th International Symposium for the Study of Globes
    • The 33rd IMCoS International Symposium in Cape Town
    • Perthesforum inaugurated in Gotha (Germany)
    • Arabic Geography in the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha now registered in the UNESCO Memory of the World (MOW) Programme
    • Malta Map Society launches its Journal
    • ICA Commission on the History of Cartography - New Management
    • In Memoriam Thomas D. Goodrich (1927 – 2015)
    • Paris Map Fair participation by the Brussels Map Circle
  • Events calendar
  • Exhibition calendar
  • Auction calendar

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The new issue of e-Perimetron, the international web journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps, is now on-line: e-Perimetron, Vol. 10, No. 4 (2015). URI: http://www.e-perimetron.org/Vol10_4.htm

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De Bijzondere Collecties van de UvA organiseren een introductiecursus over de geschiedenis van de cartografie. De cursus beslaat zeven vrijdagmiddagen in oktober en november en wordt gegeven door Jansonius-conservator Peter van der Krogt.
De introductiecursus richt zich op iedereen die meer wil weten van oude kaarten en is geschikt voor geïnteresseerden van alle niveaus en met uiteenlopende achtergronden. Deelnemers aan de cursus hebben na afronding een gedegen beeld van historische cartografie. De colleges worden gelardeerd met prachtige kaarten en atlassen uit de verzamelingen van de Bijzondere Collecties in de kaartenzaal.
Locatie : gebouw van de Bijzondere Collecties aan de Oude Turfmarkt 129 te Amsterdam.
URI : http://www.historischecartografie.nl/nieuws/2015/09/inschrijven-introductiecursus-geschiedenis-van-de-cartografie/

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The new issue of e-Perimetron, the international web journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps, is now on-line: e-Perimetron, Vol. 10, No. 3 (2015).
Interesting article by Peter van der Krogt about The Origin of the Word 'Cartography'.
URI: http://www.e-perimetron.org/Vol10_3.htm

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The 27th International Cartographic Conference and 16th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23 to 28 August 2015.

As Elri Liebenberg 2007-2015 tenure as Chair of the Commission on the History of Cartography terminated in Rio de Janeiro, she informs that the General Assembly elected Dr Imre Josef Demhardt as the new Chair of the Commission.

Dr Demhardt has acted as Vice-Chair of the Commission from 2007 to 2015; is a Director of Imago Mundi Ltd.; Co-Editor for Volume 5 of the History of Cartography Project, and was until recently President of the Society of the History of Discoveries He has written widely on the history of cartography and is an acclaimed expert on nineteenth century exploration and German colonial cartography.

As Vice-Chair of the Commission for the period 2015-2019 Dr Demhardt has solicited the assistance of Dr Mirela Slukan Altić.

Dr Mirela Slukan Altić specializes in historical geography, historical cartography, and urban and local history. She holds the rank of Full Professor in the Department of History of the University of Zagreb; is the author of twelve books, numerous scholarly papers, and is a contributor to the History of Cartography Project of the Chicago University Press. For the academic year 2013–2014 she was awarded the David Woodward Memorial Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and was recently awarded a Research Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

To ease the task of the Chair and Vice-Chair the Commission will in future be assisted by a Secretary / Web Content Manager in the person of Soetkin Vervust.

Soetkin Vervust is a PhD student in her final year in the Geography Department of Ghent University and is part of the Department’s CartoGIS research cluster since 2010. She holds a Master's degree in Archaeology and Geography (Ghent University). Her PhD research is funded by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) and focuses on various aspects of the Carte de Cabinet of Ferraris and other 18th century maps. She has participated in various History of Cartography conferences and acted as secretary for the 2014 Joint Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, and the Brussels Map Circle which took place in Ghent in 2015.

The Commission has since its inception held the following successful international symposia:
  • 2006 Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • 2008 University of Portsmouth, U.K.
  • 2010 University of Arlington, Texas, U.S.A.
  • 2012 Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2014 Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium


The Commission’s 2016 international symposium wild be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

From Elri Liebenberg (Chair 2007-2015), 19 September 2015.

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De Bijzondere Collecties van de UvA organiseren een introductiecursus over de geschiedenis van de cartografie. De cursus beslaat zeven vrijdagmiddagen in oktober en november en wordt gegeven door Jansonius-conservator Peter van der Krogt.
De introductiecursus richt zich op iedereen die meer wil weten van oude kaarten en is geschikt voor geïnteresseerden van alle niveaus en met uiteenlopende achtergronden. Deelnemers aan de cursus hebben na afronding een gedegen beeld van historische cartografie. De colleges worden gelardeerd met prachtige kaarten en atlassen uit de verzamelingen van de Bijzondere Collecties in de kaartenzaal.
URI : http://www.historischecartografie.nl/nieuws/2015/09/inschrijven-introductiecursus-geschiedenis-van-de-cartografie/

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The most beautiful plans, maps and aerial photographs of Belgium and Central Africa are now online. It is the result of a unique cooperation by the National Geographic Institute, the Royal Library, the State Archives and the Royal Museum for Central Africa. The collection keeps expanding. Various applications offers the visitor to prepare his own collection. The link to the portal is http://www.cartesius.be/

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