[ISHMap-List] Announcement: RMMS meeting on September 19th with Don McGuirk

Lorraine Sherry lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Tue Jul 25 18:00:00 CEST 2017

September 19, 2017 - Donald L. McGuirk: 

"A Survey of the Stars and Stripes on Early Maps, 1777-1795"



Donald L. McGuirk


5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room


This program is free and open to the community.

The first official definition of the United States flag reads: "Resolved,
that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and
white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing
a new Constellation." The purpose of this survey is to identify, illustrate,
and discuss maps that depict, in part or in whole, a flag meeting that

Dr. Donald L. McGuirk Jr. is a retired physician with a keen interest in
early world maps, cartographic myths, and early exploration of the New
World. He is a founding member and former president of the Rocky Mountain
Map Society. He has been a member of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society
since its inception, and now sits on its steering committee. McGuirk has
also been a member of the Society for the History of Discoveries for over
thirty years. Additionally, he is a member, in long standing, of the
Washington Map Society and the Texas Map Society. A summary of his
cartographic publications can be found at: 



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