The Vinland map is a controversial and famous world map because it would show the arrival of navigants to America in 11th century. It is accepted that it is a fake but it continues being an issue of interest.
John Paul Floyd, a Scottish researcher interested in weird books and erudite mysteries, has just published A Sorry Saga, a new glance about the parchment that it is at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Yale University. He has followed the traces of the map, which appears in 1957 thanks to an italian librarian that linked it to the robbery of ancient manuscripts of the Library of the Zaragoza Cathedral.
It seems that the parchment over the drawn was made is effectivity from mid-15th century and it comes from a robbery. The author of the fake, according to Floyd, would be a jesuit cartography that was convinced about the viking arrival to America before Columbus and he was to link it with Catholic Church against the Nazi propaganda.
The interview with John Paul Floyd is in Fine Books & Collections.
On December 12th Wednesday, 2018, at 3:00 P.M., it a Italian-Spanish Seminar Circolazione dei saperi e utilità delle conoscenze. La cartografia e le altre fonti di epoca moderna nelle ricerche attuali will take place at the Seminar Room of the Spanish School of History and Arqueology in Rome.The seminar has as main point of the discussion the cartography as a cultural, technical and artistic product, built from much knowledge, different competences and different professional figures. A variety of study cases, distributed along the modern era and with a range of point of views, will show the narrow link between cartography and power, between the knowledge and the projects over the territory.
El seminario sitúa en el centro de la reflexión la cartografía como producto cultural, técnico y artístico, construido a partir de muchos conocimientos, diferentes competencias y diversas figuras profesionales. Diferentes estudios de casos, distribuidos a lo largo de la era moderna i con múltiples enfoques disciplinares, mostrarán la estrecha relación entre cartografía y poder, entre el conocimiento y los proyectos del territorio.
The programme in PDF is available to download.
Until May 19th, 2019 the exhibition Mapping Contagion: Representing Infectious Disease in New York City can be visited at the New York Public Library.
The show embarnices more than a century of efforts for representing cartographically the distribution and development of infectious diseases in New York, starting by the maps of Valentine Seaman related to yellow fever in 1795 and continuing with different propositions of visualization with data about cholera epidemic, pneumonia, sexual transmission diseases, tuberculosis, etc.
The map collection is complemented with different graphic material of each epoch to contextualize the social and cultural impact of diseases.
The New Zealander Jean-Baptiste Piggin proposes the project Tabula Peutingeriana Animated Edition, a new interactive visualization in a diagram way of the Tabula Peutingeriana, an itinerary of roman communication net made in the 4th century and we know from medieval copies. In Piggin Macro-Typography blog explains the reasons.
It comes down to a destacable effort to analyze in a visual way different aspect on interest of the map, and now, focus on the knowledge about it.
Seen at The Map Room.
It has just published the book Historia de la cartografía urbana en España: Modelos y realizaciones.
It takes every contribution made in the coloquium Modelos de la cartografia urbana española: un análisis histórico that took place in Barcelona in February, 2017 and that was organized by the GEHC and the Museo de Historia de Barcelona.
In this work has been pretended to make a view over different modelos or traditions of representation in Spain between 16th and 19th centuries. There are twenty chapters structured in four categories:
- views of cities
- urban militar topography,
- cadastral urban planimetry
- and urban cartography.
The next International Cartographic Conference (ICC) will have place in Tokyo on July, between 15th and 20th of 2019 and it has opened a call for papers to participate (see the second call for papers of ICC).
This will be the 29th edition of ICC, the main event of cartographic world that the International Cartographic Association (ICA) organized each two years.
Among the different subjects that will be talked about there is an specific one for history of cartography. Every contribution accepted will be published by the ICA (as Advance, Proceeding o Abstract) and a selection for them will appear in International Journal of Cartography.
Important deadline for contributions:
- Sending of manuscripts for Advances: December, 5th of 2018
- Sending of abstracts for Abstracts y Proceedings: December, 19th of 2018
- Notification of acceptance: February, 20th of 2019
- Sending of final manuscrits for Proceedings y Advances: April, 3rd of 2019
The exhibition shows a historic path of cartographic representations in Spain and has 80 pieces between maps, city views and books or atlases, the most part original.
The schedule in from Monday to Friday, from12:00 to 14:00.
The entrance is free.
The programme of American Geographical Society Grants (AGS) Library Research is designed to offer to researchers an opportunity to continue their work helping them to access to primary sources of high level. Each year are given between four and eight grants for periods among two and four weeks. Any qualified research can access and the main criteria to be elected are the merit and eimportance of the proposal, the calcifications of the candidate and the reliance of the project in relation with the contents of the Library of AGS, placed in University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM).
The deadline for sending the proposal is the next October, 16th.
A complete description of the grant content and the procedure of asking for it can be found in https://uwm.edu/libraries/agsl/fellowshipdescriptions/
On July, 12th of 2019, it will take place at the University of Utrecht the workshop Controlling the Waters: Seas, Lakes and Rivers on Historic Maps and Charts.
The theme will focus on the representation of cartographic heritage, from marine masses to river network; may be with the aim of managing them or risk, or in order to navigate them, to explore, etc...With the running of time, numerous categories have emerged related to these aspects: portolan charts, maritim and river cartography, etc,. The workshop will be a good opportunity to talk about them.
Interested people in it can present abstract about 400 words until November, 30th of 2018 here.
Further information in thewebsite.