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Peter A. Cowdrey, Jr.: “The Florida Origins of North American Cartography"

  • Thursday, December 09, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

Sponsored in partnership with the Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies

Location: Zoom

Time:  7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT

Title: The Florida Origins of North American Cartography

Speaker:  Peter A. Cowdrey, Jr., Archivist, Cognetta Family Trust Collection of Historic Florida Maps, Tallahassee, FL

From tiny, isolated points on the Florida peninsula, the Spanish claim to “La Florida” grew so that by the late 16th century it stretched from the Florida Keys to Virginia and from the Atlantic Coast to the Trans-Mississippi West. Map archivist Peter A. Cowdrey, Jr. will guide participants on an exploration of the beginnings of North American cartography as well as detail the growth and diminution of Spanish Florida. Utilizing the impressive collection of Florida maps spanning multiple centuries from the Cognetta Family Trust Collection, this presentation will feature maps from the early 16th century to the early 1800s.


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RSVP to John Docktor at washmap@gmail.com to receive the Zoom meeting ID and passcode.


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