1976 Meetings

Date: February 26, 1976
Title: The Ancient Cartography of Angola and Mozambique
Speaker: Capt. A. Teixeira Da Mota, Director, National Maritime Library of Portugal, Lisbon
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: March 18, 1976
Title: A Perfect and Absolute Blank: or, What’s the Use of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators?
Speaker: David Woodward, Director, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: April 29, 1976
Title: Never in my wildest dreams! The Cartography of the Atlas of Early American History
Speaker: Barbara Bartz Petchenik, Cartographic Services, R. R. Donnelley & Sons
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Barbara Petchenik was cartographic editor of the Atlas of Early American History from 1970-1975 as part of a team of six historians and two cartographers. They produced this monumental original work which is to be published by Princeton University Press in June 1976.

Date: May 27, 1976
Title: Mapping from Space
Speaker: Martin Cassidy, Senior Staff Geologist, Amoco International Oil Company
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: June 24, 1976
Title: Mental Maps: Images of Chicago
Speaker: Gary Fowler, Professor of Geography, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
Location: The Map Room, The Newberry Library

Date: July 24, 1976
Title: Visit to a private collection of maps and books, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region
Speaker: Hermon Dunlap Smith, Host
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois