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Shedding New Light on Old Maps - Matthew Edney - <span class="date-display-single">04/25/2020 - 4:00pm</span>

Shedding New Light on Old Maps

04/25/2020 - 4:00pm

- 180 Science Hall

Matthew Edney and Mary Pedley, editors of the newly published Cartography in the European Enlightenment, Volume Four of The History of Cartography, present an illustrated conversation on the art, craft, science, and techniques of maps and mapping between 1650 and 1800. Afterward, enjoy a map display and celebrate publication of Volume Four in the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library.


4:00–5:00 p.m. Presentation - 180 Science Hall

5:00–6:00 p.m. Map display and reception - 310 Science Hall


Presented in partnership with the History of Cartography Project, Geography Department, Friends of the UW Libraries, Memorial Library Department of Special Collections.

About Presenter Matthew Edney


Matthew H. Edney is Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of Cartography: The Ideal and Its History and Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765–1843, both also published by the University of Chicago Press. Since 2005 he has directed the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Cartography in the European Enlightenment

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