Of Maps and History

Submitted on Thursday 14 March 2013
The Kiss of the Oceans The postcard was a souvenir from the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Found at Retronaut.
Submitted on Thursday 7 March 2013
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Mass., opens a new, ongoing exhibition on 16 March 2013: "Journeys and Discoveries: The Stories Maps Tell"
Submitted on Thursday 7 March 2013
The next Philip Lee Phillips Society conference, cosponsored by the John Carter Brown Library, will address Martin Waldseemüller's work in the 1510s.
Submitted on Thursday 7 March 2013
A giant, rotating globe on the Paris catwalk raises questions!
Submitted on Wednesday 6 March 2013
The akways useful Retronaut provides some interesting images concerning the London Underground:
Submitted on Thursday 28 February 2013
Princeton University's Historic Map Collection has created a virtual globe from Philippe Vandermaelen's "Atlas Universel" (Brussels, 1827).
Submitted on Wednesday 27 February 2013
"Jerry's Map" is an incredible project by Jerry Gretzinger, who has been making a map of his own world for some thirty years [video]. He has just announced that the map will be installed at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vt., from November 1, 2013 to March 4, 2014. I sense a road trip coming on!
Submitted on Tuesday 26 February 2013
Johnson’s New Military Map of the United States
A brief selection of Civil War era maps and atlases in the Osher Map Library collection.
Submitted on Friday 22 February 2013
Anthony Robinson, of Penn State, is going to offer a free MOOC on Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, starting in July 2013. Dr. Robinson has also provided a YouTube video to explain the themes of the course. h/t Donna Genzma
Submitted on Thursday 21 February 2013
"Mapping Africa: Myths and Realities" is at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 1 February to 31 March 2013.