[ISHMap-List] RMMS Home Hosted Vist August 2: Don McGuirk's "Sea of the West" Collection

Lorraine Sherry lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Tue Jun 23 19:28:18 CEST 2015

The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The
Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.



6:00 PM on Sunday August 2, 2015 -- Dr. and Mrs. Don McGuirk invite RMMS
Members to their home to view their "Sea of the West" antique map



Dr. Don McGuirk

Private reception for RMMS Members and their guests -- Soft drinks, tea and
coffee, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served



Dr. Don McGuirk is an avid map collector with a special interest in the
mythical "Sea of the West." From 1700 to 1780 some maps of North America
depicted an inland sea of enormous proportion. The origin of this geography
and its unique history is often unknown, even to the most avid map

Don McGuirk is a retired pediatrician, map collector and independent
researcher living in Denver, Colorado. He is a past president of the Rocky
Mountain Map Society. He has authored the electronic book Mer de l'Ouest,
the Last Great Cartographic Myth. His particular interest in mythical
geographies now spans well over two decades. He has given lectures on the
cartography at the British Library, the Society for the History of
Discoveries, and the Colorado Academy for Lifelong Learning. 

Current RMMS Members will receive an announcement in the mail with
directions and parking instructions.  If you wish to become an RMMS member,
please visit:


Please note that the Book Signing for Tom Noel's new book Colorado A
Historical Atlas was held on June 16, not July 16 as incorrectly stated in
one announcement.




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