Chicago Map Society: Wes Brown, The Discovery of the Old World Through New Maps

Thursday, November 10, 2011

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Chicago Map Society Meeting

Through the study of maps, Wes Brown will investigate man’s conception of the shape of the Earth through history and will give particular focus to the discovery of the New World. This general survey will begin with Homer in the 8th century B.C. and will end with Sebastian Münster in the middle of the 16th century. The talk will be illustrated with slides of original antique maps from his own collection, printed between 1472 and 1540.