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 first event of the New York Map Society's 2016 - 2017 program year:

Tuesday, September 20, 6:00 - 7:45 pm: "The Art of Illustrated Maps:
A Complete Guide to Creative Mapmaking’s History, Process and
Inspiration," by John Roman

New York Public Library, Berger Forum, Second Floor, Schwarzman
(Main) Building, 5th Ave. & 42nd St.


While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of maps and
cartography, "The Art of Illustrated Maps" (release date: October 23,
2015) is the first book ever to fully explore conceptual, “illustrated”
mapping. Author, educator and map illustrator John Roman correlates
not-to-scale maps as “the creative nonfiction of cartography,” and in this
book he reveals how and why the human mind instinctively accepts the
artistic license invoked in imaginative maps. Drawing from a wide range
of references, "The Art of Illustrated Maps" traces the roots of this
specialized art form’s two-thousand-year history, and through the works
of numerous contemporary illustrators from around the world,  
documents the creative process of professional map artists as well as the
inspirations behind 21st-century illustrated maps.


John Roman, a Boston-based map illustrator and graduate of Suffolk University’s
New England School of Art & Design, has been teaching illustration for over
twenty years at the Massachusetts College of Art. He is also the author of the
F+W Media eBook, 50 Markets of Illustration. His website:

JohnRomanIllustration