NY Map Society

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Updated April 30, 2017:

  • Renowned map scholar Chet Van Duzer will speak, in a free and open-to-the-public lecture, on Saturday, May 6, 2 pm: “New Light on Henricus Martellus’s World Map (c. 1491) at Yale: Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography.” Venue: Avenues: The World School, 17th Floor, 11 East 26th St. (between Fifth & Madison), New York City

"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." Additional details at: http://newyorkmapsociety.org/meetings.html 

  • RSVP for our members-only program-year-end event: Wednesday, June 14, 6 pm - 8:00 pm: "Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the New York Public Library's map division, followed by a  social hour nearby with drinks and appetizers on the New York Map Society. The tour will be limited to 15 members, so RSVPs, to kapochunas@gmail.com, is required. Get your request in now -- preference to Sustaining Members. Haven't yet renewed for the 2016-17 program year? Renew now, at http://newyorkmapsociety.org/joinus.html : we'll consider your dues paid for the 2017-18 program year, AND, space permitting, allow you to attend the June event.

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


See you at Chet's lecture!


Warm regards,


Andrew Kapochunas


New York Map Society