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Date
Event
Contact
Regular
The Oxford Seminars in Cartography [TOSCA].
Meetings are held at:
The School of Geography
Mansfield Road
Oxford
Nick Millea (Bodleian Library, Map Section) 
Tel: 01865-277013 
Fax: 01865-277139
nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Regular
Warburg Lectures: Maps And Society - Lectures in the history of cartography.
Convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Held at:
The Warburg Institute 
University of London
Woburn Square
London WC1H OAB
Admission is free. All are welcome. Meeting are followed by refreshments
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
June
2nd
Christie's King Street, London
Valuable Printed Books & Manuscripts
Tel: 0171 839 9060
Fax: 0171 839 1611
June
3rd
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6th
The A.B.A. London Antiquarian Book Fair
Olympia 2
Kensington
London W14
Antiquarian Booksllers' Association
June
3rd
5pm
Warburg Lecture (as above)
Professor Lena Cowen Orlin (Department of English, University of Maryland) ‘Reading Ralph Treswell’s Maps: Property Disputes in Tudor and Stuart London.
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) 
0171 412 7525
June
7th
Sotheby's London
Travel, Atlases & Natural History
Catherine Slowther
Tel: 0171 293 5291
June
29th
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1st
Oct
Hereford Cathedral
International Mappae Mundi Exhibition 1999
As part of the Mappa Mundi Conference 1999, the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition is bringing together  nearly all the few surviving examples of medieval world maps from collections around the globe. 
These maps and books, some of which have never been seen publicly before, will be exhibited alongside the Hereford Mappa Mundi and Chained Library in the beautiful, award-winning New Library Building at Hereford Cathedral creating  an exhibition of unique and historical significance. 

http://www.ibmpcug.co.uk/~mserve/mappconf.html

http://www.ibmpcug.co.uk/~mserve/mapmundi.html

 

July
8th
Sotheby's London
Printed Books & Maps
Catherine Slowther
Tel: 0171 293 5291
Nov
24th
Christie's King Street, London
Valuable Printed Books & Manuscripts
Tel: 0171 839 9060
Fax: 0171 839 1611
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Catalogues Received
Roderick M. Barron
Catalogue 33: 'Speed' 
59pp; 262 items, 80 b&w, 4 colour illustrations.
The principal section is a listing of maps from Speed's folio atlases, the 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine', and the 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World' (1676).  Other sections are 'Recent Acquisitions' and a Shortlist of European maps of Japan.  A real rarity is a previously unrecorded - and apparently unique - example of Speed's map of Canaan, first published in 1611, here re-published by Christopher Browne, circa 1695.
Martayan Lan
Catalogue 24: 'Fine Antique Maps, Atlases, Globes & City Views' 
64pp; 175 items, 145 b&w, 13 colour illustrations.
Lavishly produced catalogue.  Among the rarities on offer are John Seller's chart of the Eastern Seaboard from Cape Hatteras to Newfoundland, published in 1675, Johann Christoph Rhode's two sheet map of the Theatre of War in the French and Indian War, 1756, and Andrew Dury's broadsheet map of Boston and its environs, published in 1776, which shows the British besieged in Boston, by the encircling American forces, under Washington.  The week after the plan was published, the British were forced to evacuate the city.  As a consequence, the British, being poor losers, threw away the map, and it is now very rare.
Visual highlight of the catalogue, however, is Romeijn de Hooghe's map of the Mediterranean, published in 1694.  The chart is surrounded by 38 etched vignette views of principal ports of the region. When seen in contemporary colour, as here, it is a spectacular - to err on the side of understatement - example of Dutch cartography, from its "Golden Age".
The O'Shea Gallery
‘Antiquarian Maps Of Germany March 1999’ 
Photocopied list, 9pp, 214 items, 1 illustration
A good general selection, divided into regions, strong on maps by Visscher, de Wit, Danckerts, Coronelli, and the Homann family, from the period circa 1670 to circa 1740. 
Hemispheres
'1999 Catalog'
36pp; 84 items, 51 b&w, 7 colour illustrations.
General catalogue, but with emphasis on Americana and their personal interest, Africa. Highlights include the Pigafetta/De Bry map of Africa and Samuel Thornton's Draught of Cape Bona Esperanca, with an inset prospect of Cape Town.
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DICTIONARY

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PICTURE LIBRARY

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