[ISHMap-List] Reminder: Annual Scholar Lecture: Imre Demhardt on November 7th at Denver Public Library
lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Mon Oct 9 21:51:36 CEST 2017
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.
November 7, 2017 - Imre Demhardt: "The Rio Colorado of the West: 19th
Century Exploration and Cartography"
Tuesday at 5:30 PM
Denver Public Library
5th Floor, Gates Room
This program is free and open to the community.
This presentation introduces the explorers from the Spanish Entradas to
Anglo pioneers like John Wesley Powell and their influence on nineteenth
century (carto)graphic imaginations of the Rio Colorado of the West.
Milestone representations of the river and its region do range from
Alexander von Humboldt first 'cleansed' depiction of the area in 1811 to
Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein's pioneering relief shaded map of the
Grand Canyon in 1861 and Clarence Dutton's geological atlas in 1882. They
all contributed to shape our mental map of the Rio Colorado as one of
America's iconic riverscapes.
Imre is a historian and geographer whose research and publication focusses
on post-enlightenment exploration and cartography, including but not limited
to the Americas. Since 2008 he is the Garrett Chair in the History of
Cartography and Greater Southwestern Studies at the University of Texas at
Arlington. He is the immediate past-president of the Society for the History
of Discoveries and currently serves as Chair of the International
Cartographic Association's Commission on the History of Cartography.
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