Chicago Map Society: Gerald A. Danzer, Reconstructing Past Geographies: Historical Perspectives on Some Illinois Maps and Views

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Chicago Map Society Meeting

One of the major purposes for studying old maps and views is to reconstruct past geographies in order to envisage a region as people in the past conceived it. Time travel is one of the pleasures of looking at a dated map. Like all thoughtful journeys, it helps us to grasp our situation in time and space. Tonight’s program will take an intensive look at selected historic maps and views from our city and state.