Orbis Vexillorum: The Birth of a Globe

Center for the History of Cartography Programs
Chicago Map Society Meeting
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Refreshments at 6 PM, Lecture at 6:30 PM Barry MacLean Collection, 13820 W. Polo Trail Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045

Connie Brown, Redstone Studios LLC

The program will begin with a talk by Connie Brown, creator of custom hand-painted cartographic works, who will describe how she and her colleagues transformed a damaged Weber globe to meet Mr. MacLean’s vision of a globe whose countries are defined not by conventional geographic content, but by their national flags. The Orbis Vexillorum will be on display at the lecture. After the lecture Tom Hall, curator of Mr. MacLean’s map collection, will give us guided tour.

Directions: From the south, take I-94, exit at Route 60 (Townline Road). Head west over the tollway and turn right on Riverwoods/Bradley Rd.(tollway frontage rd.) continue north on Bradley Rd. Polo Trail is the second right after crossing bridge over the tollway. The library is on the left (north side) about half way down the street. If confused or lost call Tom Hall 847-778-3610.

Cost and registration information: 

Free and open to the public

Suggested donation for non-Chicago Map Society Members is $5