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The editors are happy to publicize all manner of events relating to maps, and would welcome being notified of such events.
Date
Event
Contact
Regular
The Oxford Seminars in Cartography [TOSCA].
Meetings are held at:
The School of Geography
Mansfield Road
Oxford
5pm
Sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps) and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography
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
Regular
Map Society of Wisconsin
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, AGS Collection,  Golda Meir Library, at 7pm
Tel: (414) 229-6282
Nov
10th
Map Society of Wisconsin (as above) 7pm
"Travels with a Map Collector"
Arthur Holzheimer,  Chicago Map Society
Tel: (414) 229-6282
Nov
11th
The Oxford Seminars in Cartography [TOSCA]. (as above)
Mick Ashworth (HarperCollins Cartographic)
"The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World Millennium Edition - an Editorial Perspective"
Nick Millea (Bodleian Library, Map Section) 
Tel: 01865-277013 
Fax: 01865-277139
nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Nov
16th
London Group of Historical Geographers
Seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London University,  Malet Street, London WC1. 5pm. Free Admission. 
Kapil Raj (University  of Lille): 'Co-constructing geography and empire: the Survey of India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries'.
 
Nov
18th
The Bibliographical Society
The Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College, Gower Street, London WC1. 6pm.  Free Admission.
Laurence Worms: 'The search for John Senex, F.R.S.: an aspect of the early eighteenth century book trade'
 
Nov
24th
Christie's King Street, London
Valuable Printed Books & Manuscripts
Tel: 0171 839 9060
Fax: 0171 839 1611
Nov
25th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Dr Uta Lindgren (History, University of Bayreuth). 
Constructing Accurate Sea Charts in the Thirteenth Century:  The Scientific Evidence.
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
Nov
26-27th
2nd European Map Fair
Breda, in "de grote of Lieve-vrouwe kerk", the beautiful 15th cent. cathedral, recently restored. 
Friday 11-9pm, Saturday 11-5pm, F12.50 entrance fee.
Pieter van Hooff
Karel Kinds
Dec
2nd
Sotheby's London
Travel, Atlases & Natural History
Catherine Slowther
Tel: 0171 293 5291
Dec
9th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Professor Bruce Lenman (Department of Modern History, University of St. Andrews). 
War a Catalyst for Cartography:  The Cases for Cartagena de Indias and Havana, 1660-1762.
Tony Campbell(Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
Dec
11th
Map Society of Wisconsin (as above) 12:00-1:30  lunch;  1:45-3:00 Tour
"Maps and More in the Milwaukee Public Library"
Virginia Schwartz, Map Librarian, MPL
Tel: (414) 229-6282
2000
Jan
20th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Dr Yolande Hodson, F.S.A. 
Maps and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain. 
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
Jan
26th
British Library, Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. 
'Libraries within the Library (Second Series)'. 6.15pm.
A series of talks on the history of the British Library's collections, sponsored by the Friends of the British Library.  ickets (£3.50, including wine afterwards, and bookable in advance) are available from the British Library Events Office (see right)
Peter Barber: For the King or For the People?  The creation, purpose and fate of King George III's Topographical and Maritime Collections. [What are George III's topographical collections and why did the government try to seize them after they had been presented to the British Museum?]
British Library Events Office (tel:020 7412-7222
email: boxoffice@bl.uk
Feb
4-6
Seventh Annual Miami International Map Fair
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Marcia Kanner at (305) 375-1492
Feb
9th
Map Society of Wisconsin (as above) 7pm
"Show and Tell"
AGSC Staff and Map Society Members
Tel: (414) 229-6282
Feb
10th
The Oxford Seminars in Cartography [TOSCA]. (as above)
Ian Gregory and Humphrey Southall (University of Portsmouth)
"A historical GIS for Great Britain"
Nick Millea (Bodleian Library, Map Section) 
Tel: 01865-277013 
Fax: 01865-277139
nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Feb
17th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Professor Charles Withers (Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh). 
The Social Nature of Map-Making in the Enlightenment.
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
Mar
14th
Map Society of Wisconsin (as above) 7pm
"AAA's Maps"
Tom Schreiner,  American Automobile Association
Tel: (414) 229-6282
Mar
30th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Ian Mumford (Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading). 
Lithographed Maps - Art or Artefact?  A Round-Table Discussion.
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
Apr
5th
Map Society of Wisconsin (as above) 7pm
"Wisconsin's Past and Present:  A Historical Atlas"
Zoltan Grossman,  Wisconsin Cartographer's Guild
Tel: (414) 229-6282
May
4th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Sarah Tyacke (Keeper, Public Record Office).
Charting the East Indies before Amboyna (1621).
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
May
18th
Warburg Lectures (as above)
Dr Jim Egan (Department of English, Brown University, Providence).
'From India's Savage Plain':  Maps from Eighteenth-Century Georgia and the Colonial American South.
Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library)
0171 412 7525
May
25th
The Oxford Seminars in Cartography [TOSCA]. (as above)
Ralph Hyde (London Guildhall Library)
"Parish Maps of London, 1686-1900: Recording an Overlooked Source"
Nick Millea (Bodleian Library, Map Section) 
Tel: 01865-277013 
Fax: 01865-277139
nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk
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Catalogues Received
On-line Catalogues
Lee Jackson Antique Maps
30th September
Revised web catalogue
Richard B. Arkway, Inc.
15th November
A preview of items offered in his upcoming Catalog 51
Tooley Adams & Co
19th November
Latest Acquisitions, including maps from the Bertius atlas of 1612, and also from Zatta and Ortelius.
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Letters
Please direct any replies to MapForum.Com
mapforum@btinternet.com
Any unpublished letters will be forwarded to the original correspondent
Dear Editor,

With respect to your Issue 7 item about the Dufour map showing the short-lived Republic of Fredonia in the Texas area, others may be interested in the following summary of an article in "Historical Atlas of Texas," University of Oklahoma Press (of all places), 1989:

In brief, Hayden Edwards of Virginia was a land speculator who received permission from the Mexican government in 1825 to settle 800 families in East Texas. He began trying to sell portions to settlers for more than the going price; moreover, he sought to evict existing settlers unless they could prove ownership or buy their land back from him. After receiving many complaints the Mexican government revoked Edwards' grant in December 1826. Edwards and his brother,  Benjamin, then joined with local Indians (who felt Mexico had failed to deliver promised land) and with settlers desiring to challenge Mexico's authority. They marched on the local capital of Nacogdoches on December 16, encouraged local residents to join them, and declared their independence from Mexico as the Republic of Fredonia. In January, fighting erupted when loyalist settlers attacked, soon joined by Mexican troops. The Fredonians fled to Louisiana, and by the end of March 1827, the rebellion had been suppressed.  The Republic of Fredonia, never recognized by any official entity, had lasted barely three months. The Mexican government then divided Edwards' grant and awarded it to various others.

Preston Figley
Old Maps and Prints
Fort Worth, Texas
 
The Editor:  An interesting addenda to our article, for which we are extremely grateful.

Dear Editor

As a newcomer to the WWW I was delighted to discover your site offering a forum on antique maps. 

I've been looking for such forum to help in identifying and dating maps and I would be pleased if you could assist with the identification of the following map:
Title (in oval cartouche): Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia, Notinghamia Lecestria, Rvtlandia, Et Norfolcia. Size: 355 x 425mm. Scale of Miles:  30 = 70mm  Millaria mediocria Anglia (30 reversed to 03) The sea contains a two masted ship and a sea serpent and is inscribed 'Oceanus Germanicus' with large flourishes.The borders are inscribed: 'Septentrio, Oriens, Merides and Occidens'.  Lincoln lies approx. on latitude 53deg. 56min and Long.20deg 20min.  There are no other imprints on the map.

Personally I would place the map as being early 16th Century - possibly after Mercator.  Someone did suggest Jamieson(?) as a possibility but he is unknown to me.  I would welcome any comments you can make as to the publisher, cartographer, etc. and look forward to your future publications.

Brian Cordon
 
The Editor:  The map is actually by Mercator himself.  It was first issued in his 'Atlas Sive Cosmographiae Meditationes ...', published posthumously by his son Rumold in 1595.   In its early form, the plate bore Mercator's imprint 'Per Geradum Mercatorem Cum Privilegio', and is one a series of maps of the regions of the British Isles included in the atlas. 

The printing plate remained in use for many years.  In 1636, Mercator's business successors, Johannes Janssonius (or Jan Jansson as he is frequently called) and Hendrik Hondius prepared a new edition of the atlas.  Janssonius obviously felt that the original decorative elements of the map looked out-moded and out-of-date, so he had the title cartouches of  the regional maps re-engraved to give a more contemporary look.  At the same time, he took the opportunity to erase Mercator's name. 

From your description, you would appear to have the second state.  The only way to date the issue, however, is by the language of the text printed on the reverse (if present), going by the heading, the page number, and the binder's signature - a letter or group of letters - placed below the right hand column of text. 

Greetings:  I just wanted to state how much I enjoy your e-publication and would suggest releasing a reasonably priced CD (annually?) containing each issue, especially if you intend to remove all previous issues. Instead of removing all previous issues another alternative is to provide access to the most recent issues (3-4).  Most helpful to me are the images, it can be difficult to find examples to study.  Keep up the good work and know that are providing an invaluable service!

Mark Slauter
USA



Dear Mr Baynton-Williams

A few weeks ago I visited Ed Dahl and he showed me the CD-Rom with the first six issues of MapForum.  -- Maybe you remember I asked a few months ago if such a CD-rom was planned?

Is this CD-rom available? And, will you make it in a cumulative series? (As I do with the MapHist CD-Rom).

Especially your collations will be in future very useful for the preparation of the new Atlantes Neerlandici, but, I am afraid www-publications are not as stable as paper or CD-rom: I need for instance the Colom collation only over about five or six years, and the question is, if it is then still on the web. Until now I was downloading all the files necessary for me, but, when you will make cumulative CD-roms that will be much easier!

Peter van der Krogt
 
The Editor: Ed Dahl was one of six winners of a competition that we ran, correctly identifying a title cartouche with the text removed. These are the only CD-Roms that have been issued up to now, but at the end of the first year we are going to issue the complete run of MapForums on CD. We will of course announce when this is done.

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READER SERVICES

IDENTIFICATION

The Editors welcome enquiries from readers on the identification of maps and / or for biographical information relating to particular maps

These enquiries are deemed to be for publication, and will be dealt with only on that basis. The Editors will not normally reply separately to enquiries.

Therefore, all enquiries should be accompanied by a good quality illustration of the map, JPEG FORMAT, 50KB AT MOST, suitable for publication, with dimensions, and, if necessary, transcription of relevant titles, imprints and so on.

Enquiries should be restricted to a single topic, and be suitable for publication.

The Editors will not advise on matters of value, but may be able to recommend suitable avenues for vendors or appraisals. 
 

DICTIONARY

The Editors are currently working on a companion dictionary to the history of cartography, and hope to be in a position to be able to issue draft sections in 2000, and would be pleased to be informed of obscure, or little-known, map-makers, engravers, authors, publishers or so on.
 

PICTURE LIBRARY

The Editors have access to a substantial photograph library, principally of black and white images, but also colour transparencies, and would be pleased to deal with enquiries for reproduction and publication

It may be possible to supply copies of the images featured in this journal, subject to copyright restrictions.
 

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