Event—Public Programming

Postponed - How to Buy a Map: Everything Else You Need to Know

The Newberryand the Chicago Map Society have been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To enable visitors to practice social distancing now recommended by both the Center for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health, we have decided to postpone this program. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for more information and for regular updates regarding Newberry operations.

George Ritzlin, a founding member of the Chicago Map Society, will return with the second half of his two-part presentation on map collecting. In his first presentation, George explained how to determine the authenticity of an antique map and explored the process of paper production, printing, coloring and atlas assembly. In part two, George will help members build on their map-collecting expertise by providing insights on focusing collecting interests, sharing details on how the map market works (and where to buy maps), and best practices for storage, organization and cataloging a collection.