- Museo Naval in Madrid
- Lafreri, Italian Cartography in the Renaissance
- Lafreri: Italian Cartography in the Renaissance
- Body Worlds - Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartographic Imagination
- Around Philippe Vandermaelen
- The Dauphiné
- Shorter bibliographical notes
- How old are Portolan charts really?
- Mechlinia Dominium, the smallest of the XVII Provinces
- How I got into cartography: Benjamin Sacks
- Brussels Map Circle - 2014 Activity report
- Brussels Map Circle - AGM report
- Brussels Map Circle - Map Afternoon report
- Brussels Map Circle - 2015 Programme
The book, around 700 pages long, covers the cartography practised over those two centuries in Spain and Portugal, including their respective overseas possessions in Africa, America and the Pacific.
It can be ordered (paper version only) at the following site. ISBN 978-84-9091-017-7.
Luis A. Robles Macías
- Editorial (Lauren Beck)
- Exchanges about Discovery and Exploration (Call for Papers)
- The Bimini Ghost Maps of William P. Cumming (Gregory C. McIntosh)
- The Representation of the West Indies in Early Iberian Cartography: A Cartometric Approach (Joaquim Alves Gaspar)
- Asian Geographical Features Misplaced South of the Equator on Sixteenth-century Maps (W. A. R. (Bill) Richardson)
- Recent Literature in Discovery History (Joshua Michael Marcotte)
- Book Reviews (Compiled by David Buisseret)
- New World, New Germs: The Role of European Expansion in the Development of Germ Theory (Josephine Benson)
Want to find out more? Click on the jacket below or read Cartographic Editor Giles Darkes' post on the process of preparing the maps for the Windsor and Eton Atlas by clicking here.
The Windsor and Eton Atlas includes a substantial introduction to the history of these distinctive towns charting their development over eight centuries. All the buildings, historic sites and streets named on the maps are comprehensively documented in a detailed gazetteer.
The value of the atlas is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous colour illustrations, including early maps and views of the towns, many of them previously unknown.
Presented as a large-format, high-quality A3 folder the atlas includes maps and illustrations printed at A2 allowing clear details to be seen.
There are high-quality and original maps of the two towns at key periods between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries.
The first ever Congrès international des Sciences géographiques, cosmographiques et commerciales took place in Antwerp in 1871. Although it was a local initiative, it was a model for later conferences in terms of organization, structure and choice of themes.
One of the key figures in the Organizing Committee of the conference was City Archivist Pieter Génard. Five years after the conference, he also played an important role in the foundation of the Antwerp Geographical Society and became its first secretary. Thanks to Génard not only the archives of the conference, but also some crucial records from the first decades of the Society ended up in the Antwerp City Archives (FelixArchief). These records have now been properly described in the online catalogue and made available for research.
From 1876 until the 1970s the Royal Antwerp Geographical Society (KAGA) invited explorers, geographers and other scientists to give lectures and presentations on their discovery and view of the world. Some famous names from its history are Adrien de Gerlache, Roald Amundsen, Marshall Lyautey, Ernest Shackleton and Paul Otlet.
Over time, however, the KAGA's activities and organisation dwindled, causing in the mid 1990s the Antwerp University Library to adopt KAGA library, which consisted of a collection of journals, maps, atlases, and books, including some valuable old prints. Finally, when the society ceased its regular activities some years ago, the University Library also obtained its archives, which were registered in a specially developed archival module of the library's catalogue system (2012-2014).
The completion of this project now allows to paint a better picture of the organization’s history, its numerous activities and fascinating collection of books, maps, documents and objects. In July 2015 the full archival catalogue will be made openly accessible. A web exposition featuring the most prominent figures and objects of the first conference (1871) and the society will be launched under the title: Geographical Initiatives in Antwerp: the Tale of the Royal Geographical Society of Antwerp (1871-1970). This co-operation between the University Library and the FelixArchief thus aims not only to present the glorious past of this society, but also to make it available for current research and study.