1980 – 1981 Meetings

Date: September 25, 1980
Title: A Previously Unknown Map of England and Wales, Showing Roads, circa 1670, by Wenceslaus Hollar
Speaker: David Bannister, Regent Gallery, Cheltenham, England
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: October 16, 1980
Title: The Transition from Map Collector to Dealer
Speaker: George Ritzlin
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

George was co-founder and first president of the Chicago Map Society. He has taught courses on antiquarian maps and edited the Society’s publication, World Directory of Dealers in Antiquarian Maps.

Date: November 20, 1980
Title: Research Aspects of Computer Mapping
Speaker: Charles O’Connor, Superintendent, Bureau of Maps and Plats, City of Chicago
Title: Demonstration of Computer Production of Thematic Maps
Speaker: Tom Mysek, Superintendent, Department of Planning, City of Chicago
Location: Chicago City Hall, Room 803

This will be a two-part program of lecture and demonstration on computer mapping:

  1. Charles O’Connor, Manager of the City of Chicago Department of Maps and Plats, will present the research aspect of computer mapping.
  2. We will then proceed to the City Planning Department on the tenth floor, where Tom Mysek will discuss and demonstrate computer mapping of thematic maps.

Date: January 15, 1981
Title: Member “Show and Tell”
Speakers: Members of the Chicago Map Society
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Members who have maps or other cartographic items they wish to show and explain should bring them.

Date: February 19, 1981
Title: Spatial Knowledge in the Future: Perspectives from the Past
Speaker: Barbara Bartz Petchenik, Cartographic Services, R. R. Donnelley & Sons
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Dr. Petchenik was Cartographic Editor of the Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era 1760-1790.

Date: March 19, 1981
Title: Travel East, Travel West: The Restoration of a 1573 Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Speaker: Robert Wiest, Manager, Graphic Conservation Department, R. R. Donnelley & Sons
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

With many color slides, this presentation will take us through the complete process of disbanding, cleaning, washing, and rebinding a copy of what is usually thought of as the first modern atlas.

Date: April 16, 1981
Title: Creating Perspective Maps
Speaker: Eugene Derdeyn, President, Perspecto Map Co., Richmond, Ill.
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Working in a tradition at least as old as Braun & Hogenberg (1572), Mr. Derdeyn creates perspective maps (alias bird’s-eye views) of areas ranging in size from college campuses to whole countries. His maps have been commissioned by all major car rental companies, and have been used in books, film-strips, and motion pictures.

Date: May 2, 1981
Title: Field Trip to tour the Collections of the American Geographical Society
Speakers: Staff of the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Location: American Geographical Society, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee