[ISHMap-List] RMMS MAP Month made the Denver Post!

Lorraine Sherry lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Thu Apr 21 23:22:29 CEST 2016

Please see feature article in Denver Post:

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.


May 1 to July 1, 2016: RMMS 2016 Map Month - "Illusions, Delusions &



All Monday evening lectures will be held on Conference Room B2 at the main
branch of Denver Public Library, starting at 5:30 PM.


These programs are free and open to the community.

Old maps of all parts of the world contain inaccuracies and myths.  Some
were caused by mis-perceptions or mis-interpretations of evidence, others
because of beliefs in legends.  No matter what their source, these map myths
had a significant effect upon history and cartography.  

Map Exhibits featuring various myths:

May 1 through June 30th:  Main Branch of Denver Public Library 

May 2 through July 1:  Map Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Map Lectures at Denver Public Library:

May 2:  Joseph Nigg, "Sea Monsters of Olaus Magnus: Lore and Legacy of the
1539 Carta Marina"

May 9:   John Gilbert, "The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus' Histories"

May 16:  P.J. Mode, "Mapmaking & Mythmaking: Persuasive Cartography at Work"

May 23:  Don McGuirk, "Sea of the West" - and - Wes Brown, "The Enormous
Mythical San Luis Lake of Colorado"

June 6:  Christopher Lane, "Cartographic Myths of the American West"


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