Of Maps and History
Submitted on Thursday 21 February 2013
"Mapping Africa: Myths and Realities" is at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 1 February to 31 March 2013.
Submitted on Wednesday 20 February 2013
The Winterthur Museum, in Delaware, will host a major new exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience, 20 April 2013 to 5 January 2014. The museum's website for the exhibition reveals the variety of forms taken by maps in the early Republic. As the blurb explains:
Submitted on Monday 18 February 2013
"Standing navigation on the end of a needle" is an installation by Cynthia Davis at the Coleman Burke Gallery, in the Fort Andros complex (right beside Frontier cafe), Brunswick, Maine, until 16 March 2013.
Submitted on Sunday 17 February 2013
Anglophone academic culture fosters certain behavior that are not necessarily appreciated at the International Conferences on the History of Cartography; so, herewith, some advice!
Submitted on Saturday 16 February 2013
One of my favorite historians/comedian actors, yes Mr. Monty Python himself Terry Jones did a series called 'Terry Jones Great Map Mystery.' Espisode One covers the John Ogilby's ribbon road map atlas. A copy of the very same atlas is available at the Osher Map Library (SM-1698-1, Barcode: 1798). Here is an example of a map that can be found in the atlas here at the Osher Map Library.
Submitted on Thursday 14 February 2013
World War I was not long over before Michelin was putting out guidebooks for the battlefield tourist. Thanks to donor Richard Auletta, the Osher Map Library has six in this series. They are sturdy cloth-bound guides featuring many photographs of the aftermath of war.
Submitted on Tuesday 5 February 2013
The Osher Map Library has many WWI-themed maps and atlases from the 1914-1920 era. The following list is simply a sample of some of our atlases from the period.
Submitted on Monday 4 February 2013
A recent study reveals that Palestinian and Israeli maps generally omit the other polity. (Updated 5 Feb 2013.)
Submitted on Thursday 31 January 2013
An online puzzle teaches how the Mercator Projection distorts areas, and also tests user's knowledge of the world's countries.