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