5:30 pm - 7 pm
When Abraham Ortelius made the first modern world atlas in 1570, it was an immediate hit, but it was extremely expensive. Soon, associates of Ortelius had the idea to make a smaller version, affordable for the middle class. In time, others were competing, with derivatives of not only Ortelius maps, but also Gerard Mercator’s. Thus, over 400 years ago, began the development of the family atlas, an almost universal fixture in western homes today.
Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm.
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.