Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm.
Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein sought to take advantage of the interest in foreign investment in Mexico during the French intervention at the time of the American Civil War to revive research done by Barons Friedrich von Gerolt and Karl von Berghes in the 1820s. This provides Egloffstein’s only opportunity to use color to show the mineral resources of Mexico discussed in this widely-distributed book. Since Rowan’s recent book, The Baron in the Gran Canyon: Friedrich Wilheml con Egloffstein in the West (University of Missouri Press, 2010) did not use color, images of neither the 1827 nor the 1864 maps have been published.
Meetings are open to the public. We do, however, ask for a $5 donation from non–Map-Society members to help support program costs, which are covered by members’ annual dues.