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Voorhees Lecture - Pictorial Maps: The Art, History, and Culture of this Po...

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Richmond, VA 23219

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The 2019 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography will focus on Pictorial Maps: The Art, History, and Culture of this Popular Map Genre. Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby will speak on "Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps." He is the Director of the Canadian American Center at the University of Maine and focuses his research on historical geography and American cartography in the early 20th Century. Eliane Dotson, owner of Old World Auctions and President of the Washington Map Society will speak on “Putting the "Art" back in Cartography.” An exhibition of pictorial maps from the Library’s collections will also be on display throughout the day. While the lectures do not begin until 1:00 pm, there are several activities offered during the morning which include the map exhibition, map appraisals by Old World Auctions, and tours of the Conservation Lab (reservations required). A workshop on "Exploring Maps in LVA's DigiTool" will be offered at 11:00 am by the Library of Virginia’s senior map archivist, Cassandra Britt Farrell (reservations required). Box lunches are offered for advanced purchase only.

THE FRY-JEFFERSON MAP SOCIETY HOSTS THIS ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES.

FREE FOR FRY-JEFFERSON MAP SOCIETY MEMBERS & SEMPER VIRGINIA SOCIETY MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS: $10.00 FEE

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Exhibition of Pictorial Maps | 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Map Appraisals by Old World Auctions | 10:00 am–Noon

Experts from Old World Auctions, specialists in antique maps from the 15th through 19th centuries, will provide free map evaluations, including information on authenticity, an estimate of value, and an assessment of condition. Old World Auctions will provide verbal evaluations, not written appraisals. Due to time constraints, participants are limited to one map evaluation each.

Tours of Conservation Lab | 10:15 am & 11:15 am

Join LVA Conservator, Leslie Courtois for a behind-the-scenes look at the Library's Conservation Lab. Two tours will be offered; however registration is required and space is limited.

Exploring Maps in LVA's DigiTool | 11:00 am-Noon

This workshop will guide users to the Library's map collection in the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory portal. Time will be spent reviewing the different types of maps and collections available online for map researchers as well as students. Registration required.

Lunch Break | Noon–1:00 pm

Box Lunches are offered for advance purchase only. For more information about this event or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or Dawn.Greggs@lva.virginia.gov.

Lectures | 1:00–3:00 pm

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