Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Page 20

May 2006

By John W. Docktor. A current listing is available at www.docktor.com

[current] to May 14, 2006
New York Public Library
Treasured Maps: Celebrating The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, celebrates the Map Division’s reopening after months of renovation. Edna Barnes Salomon Room, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street.

[current] to May 15, 2006
Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico
Exploring Albuquerque’s History: Selections from the Collections in the University Libraries’ Center for Southwest Research includes Zebulon Pike’s map of the southwest. On the map he drops the letter “r” from Alburquerque and labels the community, Albuquerque, the misspelling of its original name that persists today.

[current] to May 28, 2006
Amon Carter Museum
Patterns of Progress - Bird’s-Eye Views of Texas, offers a chronicle of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periods of urban growth in Texas history. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas.

[current] to June 4, 2006
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Caribbean Collage: Archival Collections and the Construction of History focuses on the British West Indies, Haiti and Cuba from the 18th to the early 20th century through documents, scrapbook clippings, photographs, and maps. The Museum is at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami.

[current] to July 31, 2006 
University of Southern Maine
The Changing Peninsula: Two Centuries of Portland Maps and City Views at the Osher Map Library, Portland, Maine.

[current] to August 18, 2006
Boston Public Library
Journeys of the Imagination, an exhibit of world maps and atlases from the collection of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street.

[current] to September 30, 2006 
Nassau Chapel, Royal Library, Kunstberg / Monts des Arts, Brussels
100 Treasures of the Royal Library of Belgium is an exhibition with cartographical objects such as Jacob Deventer’s City Atlas (16th century) and the atlas made for King Philip II of Spain by Christian Sgrooten.

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