James Akerman, Bob Karrow and Diane Dillon, A Trio of Exhibits

Center for the History of Cartography Programs
Chicago Map Society Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Later this fall, Chicago will be the center of the World of Maps. Help us celebrate with a preview of the Newberry’s fall exhibits, part of the Festival of Maps– an unprecedented collaboration of Chicago’s cultural and scientific institutions. Jim Akerman, Bob Karrow, and Diane Dillon will discuss the reception of Ptolemy’s Geography in the Renaissance, Chicago’s role in mapping the American West, and how they chose 130 of the world’s greatest maps for the “Maps” exhibition at The Field Museum.

Exhibits include:

“Ptolemy’s Geography and Renaissance Mapmakers,”

“Mapping Manifest Destiny: Chicago and the American West,”

and “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World:”