NY Map Society

Click HERE for a link to the Newly revised New York Map Society website.

In case you haven't already seen the notice at our new website: http://newyorkmapsociety.com/meetings.html 

  • The deadline for RSVPs (to connie@redstonestudios.comand receipt of the $20 materials fee for Connie Brown's Saturday, April 29 Manhattan event, "Making your Own Manuscript Map," open to everyone, adults and kids, New York Map Society member or not, is Thursday, April 20. Details at http://www.newyorkmapsociety.org/meetings.html
  • Mark your calendar now for Chet Van Duzer's Saturday, May 6 event: “New Light on Henricus Martellus’s World Map (c. 1491) at Yale: Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography.” "I will discuss a recent project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to make multispectral images of a world map made by Henricus Martellus c1491, held by the Beinecke Library at Yale. This large map, one of the most important  of the 15th century, was thought to have influenced Martin Waldseemüller’s world map of 1507, but the many texts on the map were illegible due to fading and damage, and thus its exact place in Renaissance cartography was impossible to determine. The new multispectral images have rendered most of the previously illegible texts on the map legible. I will explain why the Martellus map was an excellent candidate for multispectral imaging, describe the process of making the images, show the results, and give an account of the place of the Martellus map in late 15th- and early 16th-century cartography."

See also, on our http://newyorkmapsociety.org/meetings.html page, news about our upcoming events through October. 

 

If you haven't already renewed membership or haven't yet joined, please take a moment now and renew/join via PayPal at: http://www.newyorkmapsociety.org/joinus.html

 

Warm regards,

 

Andrew Kapochunas

Secretary/Webmaster

New York Map Society

http://www.newyorkmapsociety.org/